“A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.”

Source: hereandnow.wbur.org

The effects of globalization and technologies are uneven; this is a very clear example of how mobility and access to other places can be limited based on various segments of the population. It is repugnant to think that such a book was ever necessary in this country, but it is heartening to see the evidence of an organized network that worked to lessen the pain of those oppressed by it (podcast on the Green Book and an additional article).     

Geographer Derek Alderman complied these resources for teachers wanting to use the example of the Green Book in their classrooms.   


Tagsmobilitytransportationrace, classculture, historical, USA, ethnicity.