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Title:The Negro Motorist Green Book
Date:8/21/2021 - 11/14/2021
Address:Capitol Park Museum, 660 N 4th St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Location:Baton Rouge, LA
Hours:9:00am - 4:00pm
Cost/Cover:Free - $7
Web Page:https://louisianastatemuseum.org/capitol-park-museum/exhibit ...
Contact Info:225-342-5428
Details:Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana State Museum are proud to announce the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's (SITES) exhibition "The Negro Motorist Green Book" will be on display at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge from August 21 – November 14, 2021. Capitol Park Museum will be the only museum in Louisiana where you can view this exhibition. "The Green Book" was first created in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green. The annual travel guide, published until 1967, provided African American travelers with information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow laws and "sundown towns" – communities that explicitly prohibited African Americans from staying overnight. "The Green Book" offered critical, life-saving information, and sanctuary. "The Negro Motorist Green Book" will offer an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation's rising African American middle class. The exhibition will include artifacts from business signs and postcards to historic footage, images, and firsthand accounts to convey not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence. It will bring focus to a vibrant parallel world of African American businesses, the rise of the black leisure class in the United States, and the important role "The Green Book" played in facilitating the second wave of the Great Migration.


Event is:Every Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Exhibit
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