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Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege: The Green Book, February 3, 2020

What was the book that saved Black Lives in Jim Crow America?  Where does Princeton figure into it? On Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7 PM at the Princeton Public Library, in recognition of Black History Month, join Not In…

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The Negro Motorist Green Book Talk, September 18, 2019

Author and playwright Calvin Ramsey will discuss the creation and history of The Negro Motorist Green Book, the travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow era.  The lecture will be at the Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon…

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The Mother of the Green Book Ignored by History

The movie “Green Book” has brought attention to Victor Hugo Green, the African American postman who began publishing the guide to places that welcomed African American travelers during the Jim Crow era. Victoria Martinez writes about his wife, Alma Duke…

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Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, April 2, 2019

The Princeton University Program in Visual Arts is hosting a screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom at the Princeton Garden Theatre on April 2 at 7:30 pm followed by a Q&A with writer/director Yoruba Richen and Professor of Visual…

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Black travelers had every reason to fear N.J., but you wouldn’t know it from ‘Green Book.’

Kathleen O’Brien rightly notes the limitations of the Oscar-nominated movie Green Book, which tells the story of the friendship between pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his chauffeur Tony Lip and depicts segregation in accommodations in the South in the 1950s. …

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