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Going Places: Victor Hugo Green and His Glorious Book

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Binding: Hardcover
Picture Books
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ISBN: 9780062967404
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Language: English
Page Count: 40
Publication Date: 10/4/2022
Size: 11.30" l x 9.32" w x 0.49
Series: N/A

In the vein of Hidden Figures comes a nonfiction picture book about the Green Book, a travel guide by Victor Hugo Green, a Black postal worker from Harlem, made to help African Americans stay safe while traveling during segregation.

As a mail carrier, Victor Hugo Green traveled across New Jersey every day. But with Jim Crow laws enforcing segregation since the late 1800s, traveling as a Black person in the US could be stressful, even dangerous.

So in the 1930s, Victor created a guide—The Negro Motorist Green-Book—compiling information on where to go and what places to avoid so that Black travelers could have a safe and pleasant time. While the Green Book started out small, over the years it became an expansive, invaluable resource for Black people throughout the country—all in the hopes that one day such a guide would no longer be needed.

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