The Negro Motorist Green-Book: 1940 Facsimile Edition
"There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published. That is when we as a race will have equal opportunities and privileges in the United States. It will be a great day for us to suspend this publication for then we can go wherever we please, and without embarrassment." - from the introduction to The Negro Motorist Green-Book (1948 edition).
"The Green Book" was first published in 1936 and was an essential resource for African American travelers until it ceased publication in 1967. It provided a list of establishments, including restaurants, salons, and hotels, that would serve African American patrons during a time when racial segregation was legal. This is an exact reproduction of the 1940 edition. 52 pages.
- Originally published by Victor Hugo Green
- Trim size: 5" x 6 3/4"
- ISBN: 9781936404674