Negro Travelers’ Green Book, 1956

South Caroliniana Library

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was a travel guide series published from 1936 to 1964 by Victor H. Green. It was intended to provide African American motorists and tourists with the information necessary to board, dine, and sightsee comfortably and safely during the era of segregation.

The custom Google Map  at left compiles place marks for over 1500 listings from the Spring 1956 Green Book and includes search options.

The original Green Book is also viewable and searchable as a digital object, and contains all of the Spring 1956 listings (including those that do not appear on the map).

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