Film Screening and Discussion - The Green Book Guide to Freedom - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Film Screening and Discussion – The Green Book Guide to Freedom

January 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Smithsonian Channel graphic depicting an African American man in a red convertible automobile with the top down.

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Time: 6:30 PM

Cost: Free and open to the public

Length: 51 minutes

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Join us on Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 PM for a FREE screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary The Green Book Guide to Freedom. By the turn of the 20th century, the motor age was dawning all across the United States. African-Americans embraced the automobile and the promise of the open road, but they faced a world of danger driving to unfamiliar locales. In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. This is the story of The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide to navigate the sometimes treacherous highways of a segregated nation. See how it became a roadmap to some of the most significant people, successful businesses, and important milestones of the Civil Rights Movement.

The film screening witll be followed by a discussion about local and regional Green Book sites.

For the safety of participants, masks are encouraged at this event.

This programming is part of Bristol’s MLK Jr. Day events for 2023. The Smithsonian Channel documentary is provided free to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum as a Smithsonian Affiliate.


January 19, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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