The Negro Motorist Green Book presented by the Capitol Park Museum
- 660 N. Fourth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
- Capitol Park Museum, a Louisiana State Museum
- August 24, 2021 - November 12, 2021
- Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
- Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- (225) 342-5428
Capitol Park Museum in downtown Baton Rouge
The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibition
Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor. This exhibit offers a visually immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-20th century America.
The Negro Motorist Green Book was more than a travel guide. It was a shield, empowering Black people to explore their world with more dignity than fear, more elegance than embarrassment.
Started in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green,
The Negro Motorist Green Book was a guide published over three decades that helped African Americans travel the country safely, and with dignity, during a time of Jim Crow laws and segregation.
The Green Book was also an indispensable resource for the era’s successful Black-owned businesses and rising African American middle class.
This exhibit is sponsored by ExxonMobil.