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Green Book Project

Collage of 3 Negro Motorist Guides, or "Green Books"

Green Books’ “Oasis Spaces” 

African American Travel in NC, 1936-1966

Did you know that over 300 businesses in North Carolina were listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book? In fact, there were 327. 

Over the course of several months, Green Book Project staff will research each of these sites before developing an interactive web portal that will allow visitors to explore each site in depth through historical vignettes, stories and images. A traveling exhibition and a series of public programs will be produced to highlight the experiences of African American travelers during the Jim Crow Era in North Carolina, too.

Connect to the Green Book Project via email. We would be delighted to hear of your stories or view your objects that relate to traveling in North Carolina during the Jim Crow era.

This two-year project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services





Green Book Internships

During Summer 2018, two internships related to the Green Book Project are available. Each internship offers a $2,000 stipend. Explore Green Book Internships. 

Associated Events

Green Book Community Sharing Sessions

Do you have experiences of traveling during the Jim Crow Era? Then join us! This will be a unique opportunity to share your stories, photographs, and even objects as the relate to statewide travel between the 1930s and the 1960s.

POSTPONED--Asheville Session

Raleigh/Durham Session

July 19, 2018 | 4:00-6:00 PM

NC Museum of History

5 E. Edenton St.

Raleigh, NC 27601