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Candacy Taylor has been a national keynote speaker for 15 years. She has traveled over 500,000 miles documenting American culture and is an award-winning author and photographer who has been producing transmedia projects for over 20 years. Her multimedia presentations feature what she has learned about race, gender, class, culture, and identity on America’s main streets, urban enclaves, and rural byways.
Taylor is the author of the bestselling book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. She is the curator and content specialist for Negro Motorist Green Book, a 3500 square foot exhibition that is being toured by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) from 2020 to 2024. Taylor’s projects have been funded by numerous organizations including, The Library of Congress, National Geographic, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Park Service, and The National Trust. Her work has been featured in over 80 media outlets and she was awarded a fellowship from the Hutchins Center at Harvard University under the direction of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
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