When you traveled with The Green Book you found community wherever you went, and Black citizens coming together to eat, dance, talk, shop, and relax. The Green Book pointed the way to a Black experience not on the mainstream horizon, but it was there real, alive, and thriving.
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[Bird’s eye view of West 12th Street, Harlem, looking west from Seventh Avenue], 1943. Photographs and Prints, Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.
[Segregation in Albany - Street Scenes]. Warren K. Leffler. Library of Congress, LC-U9-8339- 37.
[In front of Pilgrim Baptist Church on Easter Sunday, South Side of Chicago, Illinois], 1941. Russell Lee. Library of Congress, LC-USF33-013000-M2.
Jack's Basket Room, Los Angeles, 1949. Charles White. Courtesy of the Tom & Ethel Bradley Center at California State University, Northridge.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Candacy Taylor and made possible through the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation.