99% Invisible - The Green Book

The history of a travel guide for black motorists

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Show Notes (partial): The middle of the 20th Century was a golden age for road travel in the United States. Cars had become cheap and spacious enough to carry families comfortably for hundreds of miles. The Interstate Highway System had started to connect the country’s smaller roads in a vast nationwide network. Finally, tourists could make their way from New York to California, seeing the grandeur of America along the way. That freedom and mobility, however, was not equally available to everyone. Read more --> http://99percentinvisible.org/ep... Another Round also bought a round for archivists preserving black history, including a special mention of the Green Book. Listen here --> http://aca.st/7d10ae