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Digital and Multimedia Collections

Digital Collections

New York Public Library's Digital Collections: Twenty-three original editions of Victor Green's Negro Motorist Green Book
North Carolina Green Book Portal: Online database on the available information for each of the state's Green Book entries


The North Carolina Green Book Project's video library includes short topical videos on the Green Book's history in North Carolina:
This short video, The Real Story of the Green Book (2018), presents a brief overview of the story of the Green Book
The podcast episode 'Green Book' Helped African-Americans Travel Safely, can be heard on NPR's website
An interactive map based on the Green Book can be found on the New York Public Library's website
A short video, Understanding Jim Crow, is a quick introduction to Jim Crow history for youth
Two short introduction videos about the Green Book from the National Trust Historic Preservation:
This brief video and article discuss Black Codes which were implemented previous to Jim Crow Laws 
This is an interactive map that documents the North Carolina Civil Rights Trail 

Articles and Dissertations


Armstead, Myra B. Young. "Revisiting Hotels and Other Lodgings: American Tourist Spaces through the Lens of Black Pleasure- Travelers, 1880-1950." The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts 25 (2005): 136-59.

Boyd, Herb. "Victor H. Green and his indispensable 'Green Book'." New York Amsterdam News 14 Apr. 2016: 30.

Foster, Mark S. "In the Face of "Jim Crow": Prosperous Blacks and Vacations, Travel and Outdoor Leisure, 1890-1945." The Journal of Negro History 84, no.2 (1999): 130-49.

Hall, Michael Ra-Shon. "The Negro Traveler’s Guide to A Jim Crow South: Negotiating Racialized Landscapes During a Dark Period in United States Cultural History, 1936–1967." Postcolonial Studies 17, no.3 (2014): 307-319.

Seiler, Cotten. "So That We as a Race Might Have Something Authentic to Travel By": African American Automobility and Cold-War Liberalism." American Quarterly 58, no.4 (2006): 1091-117.

Sorin, Gretchen. "The Negro Motorist Green-Book." Ephemera Journal 13. (2010): 16-27.


Kennedy, Richard A. "Automobility, Hospitality, African American Tourism, and Mapping Victor H. Green's "Negro Motorist Green Book." East Carolina University, 2013.

Monahan, Meagen Kathleen, "The Green Book": A Representation of the Black Middle Class and Its Resistance to Jim Crow through Entrepreneurship and Respectability" (2013).