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Green Book Provides Guide to a Bygone Era

Post contributed by Bennett Carpenter, PhD Candidate in Literature and African and African American Studies Intern 

The movie Green Book, in theaters now, has garnered both acclaim and criticism for its depiction of the African American pianist Don Shirley’s 1962 tour through the Jim Crow South. But it has also engendered newfound interest in the original Green Book, a vital resource for African American travelers in the early- to mid-twentieth century.

Car travel appealed to many African Americans in the Jim Crow era, both for the sense of freedom it engendered and as a means to escape the segregation and discrimination experienced in public transportation. But travelling by car presented its own difficulties. In addition to the pervasive threat of police harassment on the road, many…

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Trini author pens kids book on manners

She's all about manners. A Trinidadian-American teacher and author is releasing a new children's book about general courtesy and manners.
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Mobile’s ties to award-winning movie ‘Green Book’

Mobile has ties to the award winning new movie “Green Book.” It’s the story of an Italian American bouncer and an African American pianist who take a dangerous road trip confronting racism throughout the deep south during the Jim Crow era.

“It takes courage to change people’s hearts,” says character Don Shirley in the movie.

Two men use the green book to make it through the trip.

“Green book was a book that black entertainers and travelers would use in the 60’s,” says Mobile’s Crescent Theatre owner Max Morey.

It would list the safe places for African Americans to stay.

“It was important because they had nowhere to go but for them to sleep in her car,” says Brenda Owen-Norwood.

“It’s a matter of life and death. Many of those cities we went through there…

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New Black History Trivia Book Features 2000 Questions and Answers About African American …

Nationwide — The Ultimate Black History Trivia Book by Curtis Claytor has two thousand multiple choice questions and answers in four categories: …
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Longman Wins Best Book in African Politics at ASA Meeting

December 5, 2018

Timothy Longman, Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was awarded the Best Book in African Politics from the African Politics Conference Group for his book Memory and Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda (Cambridge University Press, July 2017) at the African Studies Association Annual Meeting held in Atlanta from November 29 – December 1, 2018.

Longman’s book also received honorable mention for the Melville J. Herskovits Prize for the best book in African studies, and honorable mention for the Bethwell A. Ogot Prize for the best book in East African studies at the…

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The Black & White Of Touring: ‘Green Book’ Looks Back At Life On The Road

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