THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM (2019)
PRESENTED BY RIVER ROAD AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM & WEST BATON ROUGE MUSEUM
*This is a free screening, please get here early to secure your seat!*
*Doors will be open at 7pm, Event begins at 6:30pm
*This is a Documentary Film from the Smithsonian Channel, not to be mistaken with the recent film from Universal Pictures
Director: Yoruba Richen
Writer: Yoruba Richen
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.
About River Road African American Museum:
RRAAM strives to educate visitors about the history andculture of African Americans in the rural communities of south Louisianathrough the collection, preservation, and interpretation of art, artifacts, andhistoric buildings.
Visit them online at www.africanamericanmuseum.org
About West Baton Rouge Museum:
The West BatonRouge Museum is an educational resource committed to researching, collecting,preserving and presenting artifacts, documents, art objects, and the like thatreflect the history and cultural heritage of West Baton Rouge Parish and the surroundingareas for the benefit of the general public and future generations.
Visit them online at www.westbatonrougemuseum.com
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