Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Opening the Road: Victor Hugo Green and His Green Book
Author(s):
Keila V. Dawson
Illustrator(s):
Alleanna Harris
Publisher:
Beaming Books
ISBN:
978-1506467917
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

In the late 1930s when segregation was legal and Black Americans couldn't visit every establishment or travel everywhere they wanted to safely, a New Yorker named Victor Hugo Green decided to do something about it. Green wrote and published a guide that listed places where his fellow Black Americans could be safe in New York City. The guide sold like hot cakes! Soon customers started asking Green to make a guide to help them travel and vacation safely across the nation too. With the help of his mail carrier co-workers and the Black business community, Green's guide allowed millions of African American people to travel safely across the nation.

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