Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Statement||by Jacqueline A. Ball.|
|LC Classifications||G156.5.E58 B33 2009|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2009019836|
African Americans began using “the Green Book,” a guide to places that were friendly to them along their journey. In September, I met Tamiko Harvey, the travel blogger behind Passports and Grub, who actually took her daughter on a family road trip using the Green Book. "Green Book": Traveling while black "Route 66" was a huge hit for Nat King Cole, but here's the irony: for black travelers looking for places to stay along its more than 2, miles, good luck. This is the Green Book movie fans want - to African-American motorists the Negro Motorist Green Book, which had by switched titles to the Negro Travelers' Green Book, was essential to safe driving in the legally-segregated nation under the Jim Crow laws/5(). In the Green Book was only a local publication for Metropolitan New York, the response for copies was so great it was turned into a national issue in to cover the United States. This guide while lacking in many respects was accepted by thousands of travelers.
In , Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers' Green Book/5(). The Negro Motorist Green Book was one of the best known of the African-American travel guides. It was conceived in and first published in by Victor H. Green, a World War I veteran from New York City who worked as a mail carrier and later as a travel agent. He said his aim was "to give the Negro traveler information that will keep him from running into difficulties, embarrassments and to make his . The Negro Motorist Green Book, popularly known as the Green Book, was a travel guide intended to help African American motorists avoid social obstacles prevalent during the period of racial segregation, commonly referred to as Jim Crow. The Green Book, also known as The Negro Motorist Green Book, later known as The Negro Traveler’s Green Book in , and finally the Travelers’ Green Book in , was a guide for black travelers journeying within the United States and abroad. New York native, World War I veteran, and postal carrier, Victor H. Green, conceived of the book.
In the article, Chideya refers to Victor Green () and the creation of the Green Book, the first travel guide for African-Americans. Below is the complete story of Green and how the Green Book came to be. The Negro Travelers Green Book. New York: Victor H. Green and Company, Published Materials Division, South Caroliniana Library. The Green Book: Celebrating 'The Bible of Black Travel': Code Switch A family vacation was like planning a military campaign. In the Jim Crow era, this guide book was essential for traveling . Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation.