Smithsonian Virtual Lecture - The Legacy of the Green Book
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Location: Online Event
Time: 7 pm
In 1936, Victor Hugo Green, a Harlem postman, began publishing a guide for African American travelers to offer travel options during America’s Jim Crow era. The Green Book, as it was known, was a sustained success—for almost thirty years—providing Black travelers information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where they could expect welcome “without humiliation.”
Join Historic Annapolis, Smithsonian Affiliations, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor to explore the legacy of the Green Book, its impact on communities, businesses, and families, and its relevance today. This event on Zoom will be a simultaneous broadcast to select Smithsonian Affiliate partners only, across the United States. After the program's interview format, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in the chat.
This is a free lecture offered in partnership with the Smithsonian Affiliations program. Historic Annapolis is a one of only 6 museums in Maryland to be recognized as a Smithsonian Affiliate.
About the Presenters
Moderator: Marquette Folley
At SITES, she was co-curator and co-creator of the exhibition and book titled, Seeing Jazz, and exhibition developer and project director for the traveling exhibitions The Negro Motorist Green Book, Men of Change: Power, Triumph. Truth., 100 Faces of War, and Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking. Her past works include Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey, Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print, William H. Johnson: An American Modern; Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, 381 Days: The Montgomery Bus Boycott; and Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy.
Panelist: Candacy Taylor
Taylor was a fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University under the direction of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and her projects have been commissioned and funded by numerous organizations including the Library of Congress, National Geographic, the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Taylor lives in Harlem, New York.
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