Legacy of The Green Book
October 15, 2020 (7:00 pm Eastern Time)
In 1936, Victor Hugo Green, a Harlem postman, began publishing a guide for African American travelers modeled after a similar publication for Jewish travelers. The Green Book, as it was known, was an instant success providing black travelers of the era with information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where they would be welcomed. In this program, we’ll explore the legacy of the Green Book, its impact on communities, businesses, and families, and its relevance today.