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The legacy of the Green Book lives on today. Documenting stories is as important as ever. Help chronical the rich oral history of the Green Book by sharing a personal story, a story of someone you know, or a story of a business advertised in the Green Book. 

[Four-young African American women standing beside a convertible automobile], ca. 1958. WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

HOW TO SUBMIT

What is the green book?

STEP ONE

For personal stories, gather any photos you’d like to include in your post and draft one to three paragraphs on the story. For stories of someone you know, make sure it is alright to share their story before gathering photos or writing up their story. After you’ve written your story and gathered photos, you’re ready to share.

Image Credit: [Photographic print of an unidentified couple], early 20th-mid 20th century. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Gift of Henrietta W. Shelton.

What is the green book?

STEP TWO

Log in to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Paste the story and attach any related photos you’d like to include. Be sure to add #GreenBookStories to the end of your post. Our team will review this hashtag regularly, and feature selected stories on the Green Book website.

Image Credit: [Photographic print of an unidentified couple], early 20th-mid 20th century. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Gift of Henrietta W. Shelton.

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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.

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