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Green Book Tour of Boston

  • Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Time: 10:00am1:00pm EDT

City Mission invites you to join the Green Book Tour of Boston. The Green Book was the AAA guide for Black motorists 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. The tour will include several Green Book sites in the South End and lunch at the historic Slade’s Restaurant, a Green Book site. There is outside seating at Slade’s and take-home food containers will be provided for those that would like to complete the tour at this point. The tour will be led by Rev. June R. Cooper, Scholar in Residence at City Mission, and Mr. Byron Rushing, Public Historian, Community Organizer, and Former State Representative of the Ninth Suffolk District.

 

Registration is required. Cost: $40 (includes the tour, lunch, and speakers)

Questions? Please contact Eden Johnson at: edenj@bu.edu

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