Sunday, July 15, 2012

Surviving Stops on the Green Book Route             

From YMCAs to clubs, here are stops from the segregation-era travel guide that are still around.

Captions by: Jade O. Earle

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.
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