Candacy Taylor, introduced by San Francisco Chronicle columnist Caille Millner
Fans of Route 66 will enjoy listening to historian and travel writer Candacy Taylor share stories and anecdotes about the historic byway. She will also dive into the relatively unknown story of "The Green Book," which, during the Jim Crow era, listed Route 66 restaurants, hotels, salons, barbershops, nightclubs, tailors, garages, and real estate offices amenable to serving African American travelers..
Caille Millner: Columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and author of the memoir The Golden Road: Notes on My Gentrification.
Candacy Taylor started driving Route 66 more than 20 years ago and fell in love with the Mother Road while researching her first book, "Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress." She has lived in every region of the country, eaten in over 8,000 restaurants, and stayed in more than 4,000 hotels. Her work has been featured by more than 30 major outlets, including The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, The Library of Congress, Photographer’s Forum, Rachael Ray, PBS, the CBC, BBC, and NPR. Her exhibit based on "Counter Culture" made Southwest Airlines’ top-ten list of things to see in America. Some of her best memories touring Route 66 are walking through the historic La Posada Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona, eating green chile enchiladas at Tia Sophia’s in Santa Fe, going to the Sno-Cap in Seligman, AZ and listening to Angel Delgadillo tell stories about Route 66. She currently lives in Los Angeles.