The Negro Motorist Green Book
was a light at the end of the tunnel for black travelers during
segregation in the U.S. The annual travel guide, which made its debut in
1936, highlighted restaurants, clubs, barbershops, hotels and other
establishments that were inclusive to travelers. Even though many
establishments have been shut down or foreclosed, we took a look at the
1949 guide and found some -- from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles --
that are thriving or carrying on the traditions of the original.