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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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Hotels Grapple With Racial Bias

A hotel clerk calls a black guest a “monkey.”  A white guest asks a black woman and her daughter if they bathed before swimming in the hotel pool. Elaine Glusac reports on incidents of racial bias like these that African…

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