Project Description

Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian working on a transdisciplinary project based on the Green Book. Taylor is the author of the bestselling book, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (Abrams Books). She is also the curator and content specialist for an exhibition that will be toured by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) starting in September 2020. The exhibition will travel throughout the United States for three years. Taylor was a fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University under the direction of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and her projects have been funded by numerous organizations including, The Library of Congress, National Geographic, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and The National Park Service. Taylor’s work has been featured in over 60 media outlets including The Atlantic, CBS Sunday Morning, The Guardian UK, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, PBS Newshour, and The Wall St. Journal. Photo: Katrina Parks