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The Negro Motorist Green Book

A green book from the Jim Crow era containing safe places of business for black Americans
These images are from The Negro Motorist Green Book 1940 edition. The Green Book, published from 1936 – 1964, served as a guide for African Americans traveling around the country during the Jim Crow segregation era. To explore the complete issues visit the New York Public Library Digital Collections at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-green-book#/?tab=ab…
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William H. Green (editor)
Subject
History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders Image
The freedom riders, black and white, joined together to effect change. Traveling across the South while enduring ridicule and pain, they helped ensure that doors were open to all people, regardless of skin color.
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Rhonda Brownstein
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain
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The Story of Suzie King Taylor

Doreen Rappaport tells the story of a young Suzie King Taylor and her brother who attended a secret school for black children in Georgia in the mid-1800s. Later on, Taylor would become the first black woman to teach openly in a freedmen's school.
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Doreen Rappaport
Subject
Civics
History
Social Justice Domain