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February 16 | 7:00 pm | Mullin Family Grand Salon

The last century will forever be remembered for the civil rights movement, as African Americans mobilized to fight for escape from the oppressive social structures within which they lived. While incomplete, the long march toward freedom and equality gained momentum and forever changed America. It was also the century of the automobile. The car helped transform economies and societies, revolutionizing the way people would live, work, and play.

These trends are not isolated, but instead deeply connected. Join us at the Petersen Automotive Museum for a talk by Education Coordinator Jason Hartwig about the relationship between the car and the civil rights movement in America. This is the inaugural event in the Petersen Education Department’s Explorations series.

Event is free to the public; does not include full museum gallery access or parking. Parking in our garage is $12 for public and $10 for members with member validation. Seating for this event is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to reserve your spot; your reservation can apply to one accompanying guest. Light refreshments will be available while supplies last.