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The Green Book: More Than A Guide

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Tune in live from 11 am to 12:30 pm on MOHAI’s Facebook page to virtually attend an important dialogue about the history of the Green Book and its relevance today.

The Negro Motorist Green Book was hailed as the “bible of Black travel”. First published from 1936 to 1967 during Jim Crow segregation, it identified state by state the establishments deemed friendly, safe, and willing to serve Black people. Join us at MOHAI as we apply a contemporary lens to segregation, Black migration, and the rise of leisure travel. Learn about Black & Tan Hall’s new digital Seattle Green Book Tour which follows the Jackson Street corridor and enjoy a special installation of oil paintings, The Black and Tan Collection.

Co-presented by The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Black & Tan Hall, Bonnie Hopper-Artist, Chris Hopper-Producer, and The Washington State Historical Society.

For accessibility support, please email programs@mohai.org two weeks in advance.

We look forward to seeing you! Arrive early as seating is limited.

Schedule of Events

11am-12:30pm “Making Our Way” – A dialogue about the history of The Green Book and its relevance today. Presentations from Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, president of The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Ashley Harrison, partner, Black & Tan Hall, and Gwen Whiting, lead curator from the Washington State Historical Society.

12:30pm-4pm Tours of The Black and Tan Collection with Bonnie Hopper and Chris Hopper

Location: MOHAI Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium

Cost: Free with Museum Admission, Free for MOHAI and BHS Members

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