How A Travel Guide Helped Black Travelers Avoid Harassment Or Worse During Jim Crow

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Friday, November 16th
In the new film "Green Book," a black pianist embarks on a tour through the US in 1962, when Jim Crow laws and segregation were still in effect in much of the country.

The title of the film refers to The Negro Motorist Green Book, a real-life travel guide that was first published in 1936 to help black travelers find safe places to stop, eat and rest.

Washington Post’s Multimedia Journalist Rhonda Colvin examined the history behind the book and spoke with KCBS Radio anchor Melissa Culross about the dangers black travelers faced.