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Author Taylor, Candacy A., author
Title Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America / Candacy Taylor
Published New York : Abrams Press, 2020
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 Rodman Main Adult  970.980 T239  [NEW ITEM]  AVAILABLE
Descript 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Media unmediated n
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary "Published from 1936 to 1967, the Green Book was hailed as the "the bible of black travel ." During the Jim Crow years and into the civil rights movement, travel for black Americans was difficult and dangerous. Black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, get gas or shop at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book...listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses across the United States that were safe for black people to patronize."--Dust flap
Contents Introduction : are we there yet? -- Driving while black -- The business of the Green book -- The fight -- A license to leave -- All aboard -- Vacation -- Music venues -- The roots of Route 66 -- Women and the Green book -- A change is gonna come -- Integration and the double-edged sword of progress -- Epilogue : America after the Green book
Subject Automobile travel -- Guidebooks -- History
African Americans -- Segregation -- 20th century
African Americans -- Travel -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations -- History
Genre Informational works.
ISBN 9781419738173
1419738178

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