Overground Railroad by Candacy A. Taylor Free Download

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Publisher: Abrams Press
Genres: History Of The Americas, Social & Cultural History, Black & Asian Studies
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Pages: 360 pages
ISBN10: 1419738178
ISBN13: 9781419738173
Tags: History Of The Americas, Social & Cultural History, Black & Asian Studies, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: eBook
Type: PDF
A New York Times Notable Book of 2020​

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists

Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very 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. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.

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