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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 2.5 year project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services





Associated Events

Green Book Informational Session

What was it like for African American families, business people, and individuals to travel in North Carolina during the Jim Crow Era? Help the NC African American Heritage Commission to explore this question.

Join us to understand more about the "Green Books' 'Oasis Spaces'" project, and learn how you can connect to the project and support research efforts across the state. 


January 9, 2019 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Greensboro Historical Museum | Auditorium

130 Summit Ave.

Greensboro, NC 27401

This session is presented in partnership with the International Civil Rights Center & Museum and the Greensboro Historical Museum