NAMIC-Virginia News

Did You Know? Victor Hugo Green

The Green Book, first published in 1936, was the brainchild of a Harlem-

based postal carrier named Victor Hugo Green. For nearly 30 years, a guide

called the “Negro Motorist Green Book” provided African Americans with advice on

safe places to eat and sleep when they traveled through the Jim Crow-era United States.

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