Green Book

Dublin Core

Title

Green Book

Date

1938

Description

In 1938, Victor Green, a mail carrier in New York City, recognized a need for a guidebook, describing where African Americans could eat and stay during the years of the Jim Crow segregation. The “Green Book” was published for over 30 years and expanded to all 50 states. Listings also included stores, hair salons, gas stations, etc.

No locations in Fairfax County were described, however Fairfax County residents could use the guide book when traveling.

Creator

Victor Green

Publication Item Type Metadata

Author

Victor Green

Photo Credit

The Negro Motorist Green Book was a traveler's guide for African Americans during the years of Jim Crow segregation laws. Photo is in the Public Domain
Victor Hugo Green and family annually published The Negro Motorist Green Book from 1936-1967. Photo is in the Public Domain

Files

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Citation

Victor Green, “Green Book,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed March 1, 2024, https://fairfaxaahi.centerformasonslegacies.com/items/show/204.