Join us to see The Green Book, a play about civil rights, anti-Semitism and the way America was.
The Green Book or more officially The Negro Motorist Green Book was the guide for African Americans to find hospitable restaurants and lodging in the Jim Crow south and throughout the nation. For example, in New Mexico on Route 66 only six per cent of the 100 motels would admit blacks.After the Jim Crow laws were instituted in 1875, traveling became difficult and humiliating for African Americans. This book, published from 1936 to 1966 became their guide to finding safety and service.
In the world premiere of this play, this story is dramatized with the interplay between a black traveler and a concentration camp survivor.