The Oneida County History Center has announced a talk on The Negro Motorist Green Book has been set for Wednesday, June 12th at 5:30 pm.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was a critical travel guide for African Americans who struggled to travel safely throughout the United States. The brainchild of Victor Hugo Green, who published the first edition in 1936, it would become the national travel guide for black motorists. The Green Book provided the locations of travel and other services, but even more important served as a way to avoid refusal of service, harassment, discrimination, and threats. David Layne will share the story of the Green Book in connection with our New York State and Oneida County history.
David Layne’s article on the Green Book appeared in New York Archives (Winter 2019). He lives in New York Mills.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee St, Utica. For more information, call (315) 735-3642 or visit their website.
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