Charleston County Public Library

The Negro motorist green book compendium, a compilation of four volumes of the classic Jim Crow-era travel guide for African Americans covering all four decades during which the series was published from the 1930s to the 1960s, [originally complied by] Victor H. Green ; compiled and notes by Nat Gertler

Label
The Negro motorist green book compendium, a compilation of four volumes of the classic Jim Crow-era travel guide for African Americans covering all four decades during which the series was published from the 1930s to the 1960s, [originally complied by] Victor H. Green ; compiled and notes by Nat Gertler
Language
eng
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The Negro motorist green book compendium
Nature of contents
directories
Oclc number
1083766295
Responsibility statement
[originally complied by] Victor H. Green ; compiled and notes by Nat Gertler
Sub title
a compilation of four volumes of the classic Jim Crow-era travel guide for African Americans covering all four decades during which the series was published from the 1930s to the 1960s
Summary
You've heard the tales, you've watched the movie, but have you actually seen... The Green Book? For decades, the safest way for African Americans to navigate a segregated US was to rely on The Negro Motorist Green Book, an annual guide listing hotels, restaurants, and other businesses that would serve the Black customer. The few remaining copies are museum pieces... but now you can see the contents of four volumes from across the guide's thirty year history. See all the articles, all the ads, and all the listings of this key part of American travel history