THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM - Black History Month

GreenBookART.jpg

Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Feb 19 7:30 PM

Description

Black History Month

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

With online Q&A with Director Yoruba Richen and discussion with Carol A. Gordon, historian, Founder and Curator of Unspoken History Treasures, with a collections of artifacts on display.
Wednesday, February 19th at 7:30
$12 Members | $17 Public

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. (USA, 2019, 60 Mins, English | Dir. Yoruba Richen)

Carol A. Gordon, historian, Founder/Curator of Unspoken History Treasures, teaches history using actual museum quality artifacts.  She also has and does tours and give presentations to the community, giving a voice to the artifacts from our Ancestors by telling of the rich history and how they shaped America.

Unspoken History Treasures is a collection of America's Black Heritage through Documents, Artifacts, and Collectibles from 1600 to the present. Unspoken History Treasures has been featured on Verizon FIOS series " Heroes on Long Island" in which this program received an award from NYS Association of Black Journalist for education, On News 12 series "Black History Month" and Diversity Long Island", and was also featured in many newspapers articles throughout Long Island. Visit UnspokenHistoryTreasures.com