March 26

New Member Event: All Members Welcome – Negro Greenbook Exhibit Tour at Holocaust Museum

1:30 pm — 3:00 pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL

Let’s Get Together to for a Docent-led Tour of The Negro Motorist Green Book Exhibit

*Registration is now full*

During the era of Jim Crow laws, a time of segregation through policy and through custom, Victor Green, a Black postal carrier from Harlem, recognized a need and decided to fulfill it. Believed to be inspired by the earlier Jewish Vacation Guide, which catalogued hotels that welcomed Jewish travelers, Green published his own book: The Green Book, a travel and survival guide. The Green Book became “the Bible of Black travel” for over thirty years, offering critical (and often lifesaving) information and sanctuary.

Join us for a group tour of Illinois Holocaust Museum’s newest special exhibition, The Negro Motorist Green Book, and an immersive look at the reality of travel for Black Americans in the 20th century. Developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, The Negro Motorist Green Book includes artifacts
from business signs and postcards to historic footage, images, and firsthand accounts that illustrate the resilience, innovation, and elegance of people choosing to live a full American existence.

At the end of the tour, we will have 30 minutes where members are welcome to meet each other and the Board and to hear what’s next for NCJW CNS. The schedule will be:

1:30pm-1:45pm                Arrival, Security

1:45pm-2:30pm                The Negro Motorist Green Book (docent-guided)

2:30pm-3:00pm                Meet the Board and Members

*Registration is now full*

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