Green Book for Negro Motorist

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In 1962 a black pianist hired a white chauffer and took off to play music in the South. The film Green Book explores life during Jim Crow and offers a look at the times.

The Negro Motorist Green Book began publication in 1936. It detailed safe places for black motorist to stay and eat while travelling.  Black pianist Don Shirley gave a copy to his white chauffer Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga before they set out on the eight week musical tour.