City Mission invites you to join us for the first Annual Tour of the Green Book Tour of Boston. The Green Book was considered to be the AAA guide for black motorist who took to American roads. First published in 1936, during the period of Jim Crow segregation, it identified establishments that would accept the business of African Americans. This included information about hotels, restaurants, gas stations, barber shops, drug stores, and more. To stay safe black people never left home without a plan and a copy of the Green Book.
South End House, 48 Rutland Street, Boston, MA
Rev. June R. Cooper
Executive Director of City Mission
Mr. Byron Rushing
Public Historian, Community Organizer, and Former State Representative of the Ninth Suffolk District
The Tour will include:
Presentation by Rev. June Cooper and Mr. Byron Rushing
Documentary Film The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, written and directed by Yoruba Richen
Walking Tour to several Green Book sites in the South End
Lunch at the historic Slade's Restaurant, a Green Book site
Cost: $40 (includes tour and lunch)
Deadline to register: March 11, 2020
The walking tour will be approximately 3-4 miles. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.