The Negro Motorist Green Book 2

The Green Book: More than a Guide

In partnership with Black Heritage Society and Museum of History and Industry
  • Dates:
    Feb 19, 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Ages:
    All ages
  • Where:
    Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
    860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Tickets:

    Included with MOHAI admission

  • Accessibility:

    For accessibility support at MOHAI, please email programs@mohai.org.

The Green Book: More than a Guide
Location: MOHAI Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium
Cost: Included with MOHAI admission; free for MOHAI and BHS members
10:00 AM-4:00 PM Saturday February 19, 2022
Organized by the Black Heritage Society of Washington State and hosted by the Museum of History and Industry. Co-presented by The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Black & Tan Hall, Bonnie Hopper (artist), Chris Hopper (producer), and the Washington State Historical Society.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was hailed as the “bible of Black travel”. Published from 1936 to 1967 during the era of Jim Crow segregation and Sundown towns, the Green Book identified–state by state–the establishments deemed friendly, safe, and willing to serve Black people.
Join us at MOHAI as we apply a contemporary lens to segregation, Black migration, and the rise of leisure travel. Learn about the self-guided Seattle Green Book tour which follows the Jackson Street corridor. Enjoy a special installation of oil paintings, The Black and Tan Collection, featuring works by artist Bonnie Hopper. Hear about the exhibition The Negro Motorist Green Book opening March 19 at the Washington State History Museum from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Schedule of Events

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
“Making Our Way” – A dialogue about the history of The Green Book and its relevance today. Presentations from The Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Black & Tan Hall, and the Washington State Historical Society.

12:30-4:00 PM
Tours of The Black and Tan Collection with artist Bonnie Hopper and producer Chris Hopper.

We look forward to seeing you! Arrive early as seating is limited.
Image courtesy MOHAI.
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