Travelling History: Green Book

Negro Green Book 002Check out this fascinating article about the Traveler’s Green Book founded in 1936 by Victor Green to help African American travelers find friendly restaurants, auto shops and accommodations in the time of Jim Crow and public lynchings in the Washington Post’s “Wonkblog”. Worth noting the link to the digitized versions of 21 volumes of the “Green Book.”

~Thanks to Bradley Flamm for suggesting this post.

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  1. On this day that we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., it is interesting to read the sentence from Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/04/martin-luther-kings-letter-from-birmingham-jail/274668/?utm_source=SFFB) that includes these words: “… when you take a cross-country drive and find it necessary to sleep night after night in the uncomfortable corners of your automobile because no motel will accept you… then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait.”

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