Driving the Green Book

By Macmillan

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Award-winning broadcaster and educator Alvin Hall hits the road alongside activist and social justice trainer Janée Woods Weber. They drive from Detroit to New Orleans, collecting powerful, personal testimony about how Black Americans used the historic travel guide The Negro Motorist's Green Book during the height of segregation as a vital resource to quell fears, find safe havens, and travel with dignity. As he drives the Green Book, Alvin unearths both inspiring and heartbreaking tales that tell a different story from what Hollywood would have you believe. Driving the Green Book is a living history podcast that preserves a powerful legacy and honors the stories of those who lived through the era, supported and uplifted each other, and fought for equality.


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In the Time of the Green Book
1563
Host Alvin Hall and associate producer Janeé Woods Weber take you on a trip from Detroit to New Orleans, stopping at locations listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book along the way. They hear stories from people who lived through the era of Jim Crow laws and segregation about the harassment they received on cross-country road trips and in their own cities.  Visit www.drivingthegreenbook.com or follow us on Twitter @greenbookpod for more information about the show including bonus content like curated music playlists, photos from the road, transcripts, and more. If you'd like to share your own stories about the Green Book with us, you can email us at greenbook@macmillan.com. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 14, 2020
Introducing: Driving the Green Book
229
What was it really like to travel as a Black person in America during the era of Jim Crow laws and segregation? Join host Alvin Hall and producer Janée Woods Weber as they drive south from Detroit to New Orleans. Along the way, they collect powerful personal testimony from African Americans who used The Negro Motorist Green Book to negotiate travel around the country. Hear sharp insights and eye-opening perspectives about this period in history that give critical context to the struggle for racial justice today. Coming September 15 from Macmillan Podcasts. Visit www.drivingthegreenbook.com or follow us on Twitter @greenbookpod for more information about the show including bonus content like curated music playlists, photos from the road, transcripts, and more. If you'd like to share your own stories about the Green Book with us, you can email us at greenbook@macmillan.com. See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Sep 01, 2020
Coming Soon
160
Starting September 15, join award-winning BBC broadcaster Alvin Hall on an audio journey from Detroit to New Orleans, as he collects powerful personal testimony from Black people about the historic travel guide The Negro Motorist's Green Book. Not only will you hear stories from people who lived through segregation, but you’ll also be able to explore the locations visited along the way via our collaboration with Apple Maps and the creation of our own, custom Apple Maps Guide, available this fall. This immersive Guide will bring to life the sites that are still standing, and the places that no longer exist, from this critical era of our country's history.
Jun 22, 2020