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VIRTUAL: Lecture: You Will Find it Handy-The Green Book

Title:VIRTUAL: Lecture: You Will Find it Handy-The Green Book
Date & Time:Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location:Virtual Only Event, Meeting or Activity
Meetings, events or activities that will be held exclusively online or via telephone conference.
Event Details:As automobile travel increased in the 20th century, refusal of service and other threats made travel extremely difficult for African Americans. In response, Victor H. Green began publishing The Green Book, which provided a safety net with its listings for services such as garages, barbers, beauty parlors, hotels and guest houses, tailors, restaurants, and drug stores that welcomed African Americans. Susan Hellman, Principal Planner with the City of Alexandria Planning & Zoning Historic Preservation division, will explore Virginia businesses listed in The Green Book during this lecture.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Black History Museum, Lecture, Museums

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