The Green Book Project: Traveling During the Jim Crow Era
During the Jim Crow Era, it was rare for African Americans to have the means to travel or to have equal rights. White Supremacists feared and sought to restrict black mobility. Although this was their fear, several African American families were moving from the farm to the big cities to take on industrial jobs creating a financial gain that helped them attain vehicles. Several cities and states would still find a way to discriminate against the Negro traveler although it was made illegal in the Civil Rights Act of 1875. Blacks had to work together to travel and vacation across the United States with the help of the historic “Negro Motorist Green Book,” a collection of motels, gas stations, restaurants, and more. “The Green Book Project” is a web documentary that will include photo essays and interviews across the United States about African American’s experiences.