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Smart Talk: Author Gretchen Sorin and her book Driving While Black — African-American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Cars gave blacks more freedom in the mid-20th Century, but also created more hurdles
By Scott LaMar

UPenn library acquires the papers of Ashley Bryan, a pioneering African American poet and artist known for children’s books

In 1962, Ashley Bryan was the first African American to publish a children’s book as an author and illustrator. He was also a pioneer in creating stories centered on children about African and African American history and culture.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

From Officer to Author

By Joe Ulrich