Exhibition Open: The Negro Motorist Green Book
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
“The Negro Motorist Green Book” looks at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how this annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. The exhibition will include artifacts from business signs and postcards to historic footage, images and firsthand accounts to convey not only the apprehension felt by African American travelers, but also the resilience, innovation and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence.
The Carter Library also will be partnering with the Center for Puppetry Arts to provide public programming for educators and students, including live puppetry performances and demonstrations based on Calvin Ramsey's Ruth and The Green Book. We will also host author lectures, family days, and panel discussions and other activities in the weeks leading up to and throughout the run of the exhibit.
This exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor. The exhibition, made possible through the support of Exxon Mobil Corporation, will be on view from March 30-June 23, 2024.
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.