S04 E15: The Negro Motorist Green Book with Yoruba Richen

The Negro Motorist Green Book was published annually by Victor H. Green published from 1936 to 1966. It was a safe travel guidebook for African Americans that provided a list of hotels, boarding houses, taverns, restaurants, service stations, and other national establishments that served African American patrons during the Jim Crow Era.

Professor Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker who created the documentary specialization at the Newmark J-School. Her work has been featured on PBS, New York Times Op Doc, Frontline Digital, New York Magazine’s The Cut, The Atlantic and Field of Vision. Her film The Green Book: Guide to Freedom aired on The Smithsonian Channel in February 2019.

We talked about the Green Book Guides – which movies like Green Book and TV shows like Lovecraft County have brought to the fore – and her documentary The Green Book: Guide to Freedom which is available via the Smithsonian Channel (https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/details/show/the-green-book-guide-to-freedom).

You can also catch Yoruba’s up-coming documentary How to be Free about black women entertainers on PBS’ American Masters Series: https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?u=c99a7a6e3531ba8cbf032b771&id=27d039613c&e=245cae7a73

We are available for your genealogy research project!

Whether you’re new to genealogy, don’t have the time to pursue your own research, or have a stubborn brick wall you just can’t break through: you can hire one of our experienced research team who will happily work with you to achieve your genealogy research goals. As the first Black-owned genealogy research company, our African American genealogists excel at African American genealogy! As African Americans with caucasian ancestors – our genealogists are just as experienced in researching European-descended American ancestry.

The short video below covers what we do and how we do it:

How to contact us

For more information about our genealogy research services, our contact form, and our research service contact, please visit: https://genealogyadventures.net/research

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: