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Unreeled: The Green Book
Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
This Smithsonian Channel documentary tells the real story of the Green Book, which helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America from the 1930s-1960s. Published by Victor Green, a Black postal carrier from Harlem, the book was part travel guide and part survival guide, officially called The Negro Motorist Green Book. Learn about some of the safe havens and “sundown towns,” where Black people were prohibited from being out after dark. Featured in the film, historian Jamon Jordan will be here from Detroit for a discussion after the screening, moderated by Lisa Brock, Kalamazoo College Associate Professor of History and Academic Director at the ACSJL.
Co-organized with the Black Arts and Cultural Center and the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership (ACSJL) at Kalamazoo College.
Admission: $5 for Adults; $2 for students and children; free for KIA members