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.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : History
Author : Victor H. Green
Publisher : Colchis Books
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN :


The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green-Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers' Green Book. This facsimile of the 1940 edition brings you all the listings, articles, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.Also available: The Negro Travelers' Green Book: 1954 Facsimile Edition

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Victor Green
Publisher :
Release : 2021-08-04
Total Pages : 54 Pages
ISBN : 1639230343


The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book

2020 Reprint of 1940 Edition. The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guidebook for African American road trippers. It was originated and published by African American, New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against African Americans especially and other non-whites was widespread. Although pervasive racial discrimination and poverty limited black car ownership, the emerging African American middle class bought automobiles as soon as they could, though they faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences along the road, from refusal of food and lodging to arbitrary arrest. In response, Green wrote his guide to services and places relatively friendly to African Americans, eventually expanding its coverage from the New York area to much of North America, as well as founding a travel agency. Many Black Americans took to driving, in part to avoid segregation on public transportation. As the writer George Schuyler put it in 1930, "all Negroes who can do so purchase an automobile as soon as possible in order to be free of discomfort, discrimination, segregation and insult." Black Americans employed as athletes, entertainers, and salesmen also traveled frequently for work purposes. Shortly after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed the types of racial discrimination that had made the Green Book necessary, publication ceased, and it fell into obscurity. There has been a revived interest in it in the early 21st century in connection with studies of black travel during the Jim Crow era.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Victor H Green
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08-16
Total Pages : 56 Pages
ISBN : 168422487X


The Negro

The Negro

Download now

Product Details :

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

2019 Reprint of 1941 Edition. The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guidebook for African American road trippers. It was originated and published by African American, New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the era of Jim Crow laws, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against African Americans especially and other non-whites was widespread. Although pervasive racial discrimination and poverty limited black car ownership, the emerging African American middle class bought automobiles as soon as they could, though they faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences along the road, from refusal of food and lodging to arbitrary arrest. In response, Green wrote his guide to services and places relatively friendly to African Americans, eventually expanding its coverage from the New York area to much of North America, as well as founding a travel agency. Many Black Americans took to driving, in part to avoid segregation on public transportation. As the writer George Schuyler put it in 1930, "all Negroes who can do so purchase an automobile as soon as possible in order to be free of discomfort, discrimination, segregation and insult." Black Americans employed as athletes, entertainers, and salesmen also traveled frequently for work purposes. Shortly after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed the types of racial discrimination that had made the Green Book necessary, publication ceased, and it fell into obscurity. There has been a revived interest in it in the early 21st century in connection with studies of black travel during the Jim Crow era.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Victor H Green
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-30
Total Pages : 54 Pages
ISBN : 1684223741


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.

Download now

Product Details :

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.

Download now

Product Details :

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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : African Americans
Author :
Publisher :
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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : History
Author : Candacy A. Taylor
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2020-01-07
Total Pages : 458 Pages
ISBN : 9781683356578


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.

Download now

Product Details :

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