Traveling While Black: Hosted Bus Trip, Lunch, and The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibition
Saturday April 9, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Departs from and returns to Jimi Hendrix Park parking lot, 2400 S Massachusetts St., Seattle
$25; purchase tickets here
Join the Black Heritage Society for a road trip adventure. Ride round trip from Seattle to Tacoma with special guests Anthony and Marlie Love of Traveling While Black in Seattle fame. The King County Metro Transit Black Lives Matter bus takes you to the History Museum in Tacoma where the Historical Society’s director, Jennifer Kilmer, will welcome you.
Hear from the museum’s lead curator, Gwen Whiting, about Washington State’s Green Book sites while you enjoy a boxed lunch. Then take a self-guided tour of the Smithsonian’s exhibition The Negro Motorist Green Book, on view March 19 through June 12, 2022.
Face masks are required; all travelers will receive a complimentary Black Heritage Society logo face mask.
Travelers will be entered into a drawing to win one of five Seattle Green Book Tour tote bags filled with swag and a copy of Candacy Taylor’s book Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America.
Image: Black Lives Matter bus courtesy of King County Metro Transit
The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with leading Green Book scholar Candacy Taylor, and made possible through the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation. This exhibition has been locally supported by ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, and KNKX Public Radio. Public programming for the exhibition is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.