A New York Times Notable Book, Overground Railroad is the first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists used for decades when traveling through segregated America.
Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was both 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.
We are delighted to welcome Candacy Taylor as our keynote speaker. Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian. Her most recent book, Overground Railroad, documents the history of the Green Book and its role in the lives of 20th century people of color in the United States.
Get on Board for this inspiring Evening Program where we will explore the Tracks of Change laid by Susan B. Anthony that guide us to a stronger, more just community.
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