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The Negro Travelers' Green Book, Spring 1956

The Negro Travelers Green Book Spring A traveler s guide book that includes listings for African American owned and operated hotels motels tourist homes and restaurants throughout the United States From The Negro Motorist Green Book

  • Title: The Negro Travelers' Green Book, Spring 1956
  • Author: Wendell P. Alston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 356
  • Format: None
  • A traveler s guide book that includes listings for African American owned and operated hotels, motels, tourist homes, and restaurants throughout the United States.From The Negro Motorist Green Book 1949 The Negro traveler s inconveniences, writes Wendell P Alston in The Negro Motorist Green Book 1949 , are many and they are increasing because today so many A traveler s guide book that includes listings for African American owned and operated hotels, motels, tourist homes, and restaurants throughout the United States.From The Negro Motorist Green Book 1949 The Negro traveler s inconveniences, writes Wendell P Alston in The Negro Motorist Green Book 1949 , are many and they are increasing because today so many are traveling, individually and in groups The Green Book with its list of hotels, boarding houses, restaurants, beauty shops, barber shops and various other services can most certainly help solve your travel problems It was the idea of Victor H Green, the publisher, in introducing The Green Book , to save the travelers of his race as many difficulties and embarrassments as possible From The Negro Motorist Green Book The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guidebook for African American drivers which was commonly referred to simply as the Green Book It was published in the United States from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era when discrimination against non whites was widespread Although mass automobility was predominantly a white phenomenon due to pervasive racial discrimination and black poverty, the level of car ownership among African Americans grew as a black middle class emerged Many blacks took to driving, 1 particularly in order to avoid segregation on public transportation 2 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 3 Black Americans employed as salesmen, entertainers and athletes also found themselves traveling often for work purposes 4 However, African American travelers faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences, ranging from white owned businesses refusing to serve them or repair their vehicles , to being refused accommodation or food, or even threats of physical violence and forcible expulsion from whites only sundown towns New York mailman and travel agent Victor H Green published The Negro Motorist Green Book to tackle such problems and to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments and to make his trip enjoyable 5 From a New York focused first edition published in 1936, it expanded to cover much of North America including most of the United States and part of Canada, Mexico and Bermuda The Green Book became the bible of black travel during Jim Crow , 6 enabling black travelers to find lodgings, businesses and gas stations that would serve them along the road Outside the African American community, however, it was little known It fell into obscurity after it ceased publication shortly after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed the types of racial discrimination that had made the book necessary Interest in it has revived in recent years in connection with studies of black travel during the Jim Crow era.

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    1. While researching motor clubs, I was surprised to find the article, "The Negro Motorist Green Book". The existence of such a book makes perfect sense, and while saddened that such a book was necessary [and still is in some quarters], I look forward to reading it.

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