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C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture: Featuring Dr. Mia Bay

April 5 @ 6:30 pm

This year’s  C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture will feature the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Mia Bay, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bay will discuss her book Traveling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance. Traveling Black tells the history of the African American experience on segregated transportation from the antebellum era to the present day. Dr. Bay explores what it was like to travel in Jim Crow cars, ride at the back of the bus, and navigate a myriad of discriminatory travel accommodations—from whites-only service stations to segregated airline terminals. It underscores that blacks bitterly resented these humiliations and resisted them fiercely, recovering an intertwined history of travel segregation and black struggles for freedom of movement.

The annual C.G. Gordon Moss Lecture is sponsored by the Moton Museum, Longwood University’s Office of Academic Affairs, Greenwood Library, and Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy.  Admission is free and open to all. For more details, please contact Cainan Townsend at [email protected].


April 5
6:30 pm
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Longwood University
Farmville, VA 23909 United States
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