Mt. Tabor Methodist Church Hosts Traveling Exhibit: Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina

Recently SCA purchased a facsimile copy of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: The Guide to Travel and Vacations (1954) authored and published by Victor Hugo Green. The Green Book, created for African American travelers in the mid-twentieth century, provided information about hotels, boarding houses, taverns, restaurants, service stations and other establishments throughout the country that served African Americans patrons. During a time of overt discrimination, the Green Book helped ensure both the safety of and service to the African American community. Our copy (E185.86 G7 2017) is available for review in SCA (Room 625, ZSR Library) during our open hours of 10-4, Monday-Friday.

Mount Tabor United Methodist Church is currently hosting the traveling exhibit Navigating Jim Crow: Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina and it will be available for viewing on several dates:

January 22: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Saturday)

February 6: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Sunday)

February 20: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Sunday)

The Institute of Museum & Library Services-funded (IMLS) exhibit provides context and background about Victor Hugo Green and “his efforts to develop a guide to help black Americans indulge in travel without fear.” The church address is 3543 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. For further information about the exhibit, please contact