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February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and OVERGROUND RAILROAD celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.
Join us at the Tulsa Historical Society for an evening with Candacy Taylor in discussion with Kojo Asamoa-Caesar. Copies of OVERGROUND RAILROAD will be available for sale at the event and at Magic City Books. This event is free and open to the public.