The Green Book: Guide to Freedom - Film Screening

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Bruce R Watkins Cultural Center

3700 Blue Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64130

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Learn what it meant to "travel while Black" during the age of Civil Rights. (This is NOT a screening of the Motion Picture "Green Book")

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Please join the Study Group in partnership with the National Archives and American Jazz Museum at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center for a screening of the Smithsonian Channel film "The Green Book: Guide to Freedom."

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

This event is free, but seating is limited. You must RSVP here at Eventbrite.

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Bruce R Watkins Cultural Center

3700 Blue Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64130

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