U.S.: The Negro Motorist Green Book – An International Travel Guide

For almost three decades beginning in 1936, many African-American travelers relied on a booklet to help them decide where they could comfortably eat, sleep, buy gas, find a tailor or beauty parlor, shop on a honeymoon to Niagara Falls, or go out at night.  The ‘Green Book’ tried to provide a tool to that allowed families to protect their children, to help them ward off those horrible points at which they might be thrown out or not permitted to sit somewhere. It was both a defensive and a proactive mechanism. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, and Mr. Green ceased publication.  Full article.

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