Driving While Black

The film examines the history of African Americans on the road from the 1930s to the 1960s and beyond. 

2020 | Running Time: 115 minutes | Rating: TV-PG

From the depths of the Depression to the height of the Civil Rights movement and on to today, the film explores deeply embedded dynamics of race, space and mobility in America – focusing in particular on the historical background, unfolding reality, and contemporary relevance of the experience of African Americans navigating the nation’s highways during the last four decades of Jim Crow – one of the most crucial, turbulent and transformative periods in American racial, cultural, social and political history.​ Directors: Ric Burns/Gretchen Sullivan Sorin


“Eye-opening. Revelatory.”