The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

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Genre : History
Author : Victor H. Green
Publisher : Colchis Books
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The Negro

The Negro

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Genre : Africa
Author : William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Publisher : IndyPublish.com
Release : 1915
Total Pages : 254 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002511173


The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book

Students of African American history, the Jim Crow era, and legacy of American racial discrimination will value this historical resource for African American travelers, now introduced by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Traveling the country was dangerous for African Americans in the Jim Crow period, when overt racial discrimination, prejudice, violence, and price gouging were commonplace. TheNegro Motorist Green Book, assembled by New York City postal worker Victor H. Green, was a landmark resource that made travel much more accessible for African Americans. Published annually from the 1936 until two years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it was a guidebook for African American travelers that provided a list of hotels, boarding houses, taverns, restaurants, service stations and other establishments throughout the country that African Americans could feel welcome at. The Oscar-winning film Green Book, which starred Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen and won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (Ali), was named for these seminal books. This volume compiles four editions of the book: 1938, 1947, 1954, 1963. Accompanying these works of history is an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr, the Harvard professor, accomplished author and filmmaker, and host of PBS’s groundbreaking series, Finding Your Roots. Never before have these historical resources been published with commentary from such an important and leading voice in the African American community.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Victor H. Green
Publisher : Skyhorse
Release : 2019-11-26
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 1510752455


Ruth And The Green Book

Ruth And The Green Book

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! The picture book inspiration for the Academy Award-winning film The Green Book Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family's new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren't treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws . . . Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth's family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook—and the kindness of strangers—Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma's house in Alabama. Ruth's story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Gwen Strauss
Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
Release : 2021-08-01
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781728446097


The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book

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Genre : African Americans
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Release : 1940
Total Pages : 48 Pages
ISBN : 1936404672


Overground Railroad

Overground Railroad

This historical exploration of the Green Book offers “a fascinating [and] sweeping story of black travel within Jim Crow America across four decades” (The New York Times Book Review). Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because they couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. Author Candacy A. Taylor shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America. A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

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Genre : History
Author : Candacy A. Taylor
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2020-01-07
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9781683356578


The Post Racial Negro Green Book

The Post Racial Negro Green Book

The Post-Racial Negro Green Book is a state-by-state compilation of occurrences, information, and data that document a pattern of 21st century racial bias against Black people in the United States. It is an archive intended to preserve the voluminous amount of contemporary history on the topic in a permanent medium for the sake of review, consideration, discussion, and action.

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Genre : African Americans
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Release : 2017
Total Pages : 197 Pages
ISBN : 0692950923


Opening The Road

Opening The Road

"Hungry? Check the Green Book. Tired? Check the Green Book. Sick? Check the Green Book." In the late 1930s when segregation was legal and Black Americans couldn't visit every establishment or travel everywhere they wanted to safely, a New Yorker named Victor Hugo Green decided to do something about it. Green wrote and published a guide that listed places where his fellow Black Americans could be safe in New York City. The guide sold like hot cakes! Soon customers started asking Green to make a guide to help them travel and vacation safely across the nation too. With the help of his mail carrier co-workers and the African American business community, Green's guide allowed millions of African Americans to travel safely and enjoy traveling across the nation. In the first picture book about the creation and distribution of The Green Book, author Keila Dawson and illustrator Alleanna Harris tell the story of the man behind it and how this travel guide opened the road for a safer, more equitable America.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Keila V. Dawson
Publisher : Beaming Books
Release : 2021-01-26
Total Pages : 40 Pages
ISBN : 9781506468921


Abc Travel Greenbook

Abc Travel Greenbook

The ABC Travel Greenbook is the #1 resource for Black travelers to connect with the African Diaspora globally! This book was created to honor our roots, and celebrate Black owned businesses on 6 out of 7 continents. With this resource we are encouraging patronage that keeps the black dollar circulating, preserving our businesses worldwide, for generations to come. The ABC Travel Greenbook holds the information that search engines can’t tell you. In it are the communities, restaurants, tours, festivals, and more that have been overlooked by travel publications pertaining to black culture. Want to get your haircut in Budapest? Or take the Black history tour in Cartagena? The ABC Travel Greenbook has got you covered from A-Z.

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Genre : Travel
Author : Martinique Lewis
Publisher : Martinique Lewis
Release : 2020-08-23
Total Pages : 342 Pages
ISBN : 9798669167110


Driving While Black African American Travel And The Road To Civil Rights

Driving While Black African American Travel And The Road To Civil Rights

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life—the true history beyond the Best Picture–winning movie. The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford’s assembly line. Yet cars have always held distinct importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the many dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Gretchen Sorin recovers a forgotten history of black motorists, and recounts their creation of a parallel, unseen world of travel guides, black only hotels, and informal communications networks that kept black drivers safe. At the heart of this story is Victor and Alma Green’s famous Green Book, begun in 1936, which made possible that most basic American right, the family vacation, and encouraged a new method of resisting oppression. Enlivened by Sorin’s personal history, Driving While Black opens an entirely new view onto the African American experience, and shows why travel was so central to the Civil Rights movement.

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Genre : History
Author : Gretchen Sorin
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2020-02-11
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781631495700