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The Green Book And Black Travel In America

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Often called the “bible of black travel,” The Green Book wasn’t just a convenient handbook for travelers, but also a lifesaver at a time when travel for black Americans was difficult and dangerous.

For three decades, from the Depression era through the Civil Rights era, the book guided travelers to safe harbors for rest and food. 

Cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor has traveled the country to chronicle what became of the people and the places referenced in The Green Book.

Today on All Sides, Taylor talks about her book Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America.

Guests:

  • Candacy Taylor, cultural documentarian and author, Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America.

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