The Green Book: Guide to Freedom Screening

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Join us for a free screening of the Smithsonian Channel™ documentary: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom on Wednesday February 28, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES), “The Negro Motorist: Green Book” on display at the Petersen until March 10, 2024.

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.