Free NCURA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar – The Roots of Route 66: A Journey of Resilience and Progress




For the NCURA Membership

2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar 

The Roots of Route 66: A Journey of Resilience and Progress

Live July 25, 2024, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

NCURA’s Select Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to invite you to a webinar focused on The Roots of Route 66: A Journey of Resilience and Progress.

Join the SCDEI as we discover the roots of Route 66 with author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor. Recognized as an iconic symbol of the American Dream, Route 66 has a story to tell us and many lessons to teach us. According to the National Park Service, “Route 66 was a mirror-reflection of the social values of the time, and its history can tell many of the deeper and sometimes painful stories about American life in the first half of the 20th century. This includes stories of racial discrimination for African Americans and others.” In her New York Times’ most notable book of the year, Overground Railroad, Candacy Taylor paints a revealing and healing tale of resilience and progress. We not only learn why black people aren’t nostalgic about the nation’s favorite highway; we also learn the innovative ways that black Americans overcame the obstacles and barriers of segregation and discrimination. Similar to our journeys in research administration, traveling on Route 66 was not the same for everyone. As we continue to navigate our careers while creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, we can learn from this iconic highway’s history.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the impacts of Jim Crow laws and segregation on the experience traveling on Route 66.
  2. Learn about the (Negro Motorist) Green Book and how it influenced black mobility.
  3. Identify lessons from the Green Book and Route 66 that can help you navigate your career in research administration, despite challenges and obstacles.


*This webinar will be recorded and made available to the membership.

Our esteemed guest for this webinar is:

Candacy Taylor

Award-winning author, Photographer, and Cultural Documentarian

Founder and CEO of Taylor Made Culture

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Tanya Blackwell, MS Research Administration

Seattle Children’s Research Institute


*This member benefit webinar is FREE, and registration is required.

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