Program Type:General Interest
This program has been modified to online only
The Negro Motorist Green Book, an exhibit at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (January 29-April 23), highlights the history of “The Green Book,” the annual guide that provided African American travelers with information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the Jim Crow era. Chief Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Arielle Weininger shares highlights that shows 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.
This program will be recorded.