The World of the Play
Segregation & Integration
Driving Miss Daisy provides an overview of the changing values in the South between 1948 and 1973. In the story, acts of segregation and integration are fueled by the racism and prejudice of this time period. Not only is it a story about the transformative power of friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between two unlikely individuals, it’s also a story about civil and human rights of the elderly as well as religious, political, and ethnic groups.
I still have rights and one of my rights is the right to invite who I want – not who you want – into my house.”