Navigating The Segregated South

Encore: February 16, 2016

Travel was often perilous and unwelcoming for African Americans prior to 1964, but that’s where the “The Negro Motorist Green Book” became vital, with suggestions for places to eat, stay and refuel that would be safe and welcoming for black travelers. To preserve this important piece of history, the New York Public Library is making 30 years of the travel guide available for free digitally on its website. MetroFocus Host Jenna Flanagan takes us within the archives to learn about the origin of the Green Book and its journey to the web.

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