"Negro Motorist Green Book, An International Travel Guide," 1949

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"Negro Motorist Green Book, An International Travel Guide," 1949

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Artifact

Guidebook

Date Made

1949

Summary

Before the 1964 Civil Rights Act, African Americans faced persistent racial discrimination when traveling. It could be difficult to find restaurants, hotels, or other amenities. The Negro Motorist Green Book, begun in 1936, became a guide for the African-American traveler. This 1949 edition listed travel information that would keep the traveler "from running into difficulties [and] embarrassments," and would "make his trips more enjoyable."

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87.135.1736

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the Automobile Club of Michigan.

Driving America
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at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

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"Negro Motorist Green Book, An International Travel Guide," 1949

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