Overground Railroad (the Young Adult Adaptation): The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America (Hardcover)
by Candacy Taylor
The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, department stores, gas stations, recreational destinations, and other businesses that were safe for Black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and the stories from those who took a stand against racial segregation are recorded and celebrated.
This young reader's edition of Candacy Taylor's New York Times Notable Book discusses a number of sites included in the Green Book as well as the effects of systemic racism til the present day. It includes her own photographs of Green Book sites, as well as archival photographs and interviews with people who owned and used these facilities. The book also includes an author's note, endnotes, bibliography, timeline, and index.
About the Author
Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in more than 50 media outlets, including The New Yorker and the Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants, including the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in New York.
Category: Photography, Jim Crow America
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Date Published: January 25, 2022
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