The Legacy of the Green Book (PAST)
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About the Event
While the Oscar-winning film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen introduced the Green Book to many Americans, this motorist guide was used for years by black motorists as they headed out on the road. At a time when segregation still gripped many parts of the country, people of color used the book to identify welcoming, “color-blind” hotels, restaurants, drugstores and even doctors when they left their hometowns.
Our guest speaker, Candacy Taylor, is currently a non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University with Henry Louis Gates Jr. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, PBS Newshour, BBC, The Guardian UK, NPR, The Atlantic and over 40 other media outlets. In writing her book, Overground Railroad, Taylor drove approximately 50,000 miles, visiting over 4,000 of the 10,000 Green Book businesses in her database.
Admission is free. Please note: Upon registration you will first receive a confirmation email. An hour before the event begins, you will get a reminder with the Zoom link to join the program. If you don't see these emails, please check your spam/junk folder to retrieve them. We suggest adding "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your contacts list.
Sharing Dreams series is in memory of Ilene Weinreb, the former Mayor of Hayward. See the video about her here.
Sponsors: EBIJFF, CCJCC and Cong. B’nai Tikvah’s Social Action Committee.
Co-sponsors: Beth Chaim Cong., Cong. Beth Emek, Cong. B’nai Shalom, Cong. B'nai Torah, Temple Beth Abraham, Temple Isaiah.
Underwritten by Anonymous.