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The negro motorist green book

Exhibit Dates:  November 2, 2024 - February 28, 2025 
Exhibit Location: MLK Library
Vintage Car Event: Saturday, November 2, 2024 Noon - 4pm 

About the Exhibit

The Negro Motorist Green Book, an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class. DC Public Library is producing a section of the exhibit on DC and the Green Book.
The Negro Motorist Green Book is produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), Exxon Corporation, DC Public Library and the DC Public Library Foundation.