Travel

The Green Book

We must not forget that there was a time in United States History when blacks and whites could not patron the same establishments.

We know about sit-ins, colored only buses, schools, and even water fountains.. But we rarely discuss what it was a like for black travelers to reach their destinations without risking their lives during the Jim Crow era.

For nearly three decades, The Negro Motorist Green Book created by US postal worker, Victor Hugo Green served as a directory for many African Americans traveling across the United States. Describes as a bible to many, “You didn’t leave the house without it.”

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