Overground railroad : the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America
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New York : Abrams Press, 2020.
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360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 973.0496073 TAYLOR 2020

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English
ISBN
1419738178, 9781419738173

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and 'Overground Railroad' celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America."--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, C. A. (2020). Overground railroad: the Green Book and the roots of Black travel in America . Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Candacy A.. 2020. Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America. New York: Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Candacy A.. Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America New York: Abrams Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Candacy A.. Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America Abrams Press, 2020.

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