Day 1 – Black History Month- The Negro Travelers’ Green Book

Day 1- Black History Month

Here’s a photo of an actual Green book.

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book or the classic Negro Motorist Guide, was a travel guide published (1936–67) during the segregation era in the United States that identified businesses that would accept/serve African Americans and other minority customers. Compiled by Victor Hugo Green (1892–1960), a Black postman who lived in the Harlem section of New York City, the Green Book listed a variety of businesses—from restaurants and hotels to beauty salons and drugstores across the U.S. — that were necessary to make travel comfortable (use a restroom) and safe (get a bite to eat) in the period before passage of Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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