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Web Site of the Week: The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, Spring 1956

The history of travel writing is full of interesting stories and journeys, and some of them are born out of various hardships. In the 1930s, Victor H. Green began to publish the Negro Travelers’ Green Book in order to provide African American motorists and tourists with the information necessary “to board, dine, and sightsee comfortably and safely  during the era of segregation.” The University of South Carolina Libraries has digitized the 1956 version of this guidebook and placed it online here for the general public. They have gone above and beyond by also creating a customized Google
Map here that features over 1500 listings from the spring 1956 edition of the Green Book. Visitors to the site can wander over the map, search the entire book, and also read the book at their leisure. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011.

http://scout.wisc.edu/

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