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Ruth and the Green Book (For young audiences)

April 28 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Ruth and the Green Book (screening of the filmed version of the play for young audiences) with talk by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

RUTH AND THE GREEN BOOK

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family’s new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren’t treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws… Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth’s family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook–and the kindness of strangers–Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma’s house in Alabama. Ruth’s story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.

The Green Book EXHIBIT: April 22-May 27th
https://aahc.nc.gov/green-book-project

Donations gratefully accepted.

Free Free Admission.

252-946-2504

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150 W. Main St
Washington, NC 27889 United States
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252-946-2504
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Ruth and the Green Book (For young audiences)

April 28 @ 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Ruth and the Green Book (screening of the filmed version of the play for young audiences) with talk by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

RUTH AND THE GREEN BOOK

Ruth was so excited to take a trip in her family’s new car! In the early 1950s, few African Americans could afford to buy cars, so this would be an adventure. But she soon found out that black travelers weren’t treated very well in some towns. Many hotels and gas stations refused service to black people. Daddy was upset about something called Jim Crow laws… Finally, a friendly attendant at a gas station showed Ruth’s family The Green Book. It listed all of the places that would welcome black travelers. With this guidebook–and the kindness of strangers–Ruth could finally make a safe journey from Chicago to her grandma’s house in Alabama. Ruth’s story is fiction, but The Green Book and its role in helping a generation of African American travelers avoid some of the indignities of Jim Crow are historical fact.

The Green Book EXHIBIT: April 22-May 27th
https://aahc.nc.gov/green-book-project

Donations gratefully accepted.

Free Free Admission.

252-946-2504

View Organizer Website

150 W. Main St
Washington, NC 27889 United States
+ Google Map
252-946-2504
View Venue Website

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