Back to All Events

The Green Book Project

  • Cossitt Library 33 S. Front St Memphis, TN 38103 (map)

The Negro Motorist Green Book, published from 1936 to 1966, was an annual guidebook for African-American travelers who faced a variety of dangers and inconveniences on the road, from refusal of food and lodging to arbitrary arrest.

Explore this storied book through a talk and gallery by the Houston based design duo, Grits Co.  Join us for a round table discussion on The Green Book as an atlas of black self-reliance and a source of black economic power that could be used to build a more just America.

The Green Book Project is a web documentary that includes photos, interviews, and history about African American experiences traveling across the United States. The Project follows the Levi Family as they revisit locations listed in the publication, comparing the past to the present.

Grits Co. is bringing this web-based project to Memphis, as it comes to life through a presentation and interactive gallery.