Safe Travels

safe travels
Photo from Russell Lee, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress, LC-DIG ppmsc-00256

For Black motorists traveling across midcentury America, it took bravery and, very often, a Green Book—an annual guidebook of service stations, restaurants, hotels and other businesses where they knew they would be welcome. The Smithsonian Institution’s touring exhibition The Negro Motorist Green Book brings this indispensable travel guide to life through film, photographs, oral histories and artifacts. At the California Museum.