Friday, October 18
Starts at 7:00 PM
Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian working on a multidisciplinary project based on the Green Book. Taylor will be the keynote speaker during the fifth annual Route 66 Miles of Possibility conference in Normal, Illinois on Friday October 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the ISU Alumni Center.
Sponsored by the Town of Normal and the City of Bloomington, the evening event will be free and open to the public.
Taylor’s work has been featured in over 50 media outlets including The Atlantic, CBS Sunday Morning, The Guardian UK, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, PBS Newshour and The Wall St. Journal. Taylor was a fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University under the direction of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and her projects have been commissioned and funded by numerous organizations including, The Library of Congress, National Geographic, The American Council of Learned Societies, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Park Service, and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Her book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America will be published by Abrams Books in January of 2020. Also in 2020, an exhibition based on Taylor’s research will be toured by the Smithsonian. It will travel throughout the United States.