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The Negro Motorist Green Book

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)
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History
Economics
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Hunger

In this cartoon, people of all sexes, ages, shapes and sizes are lined up outside the Gospel Mission, waiting for food. A mother in line remarks that they donated to this Mission just last year, inciting the feeling that circumstances can quickly change.
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David Fitzsimmons
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Economics
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Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs

This is an excerpt from Lives Turned Upside Down: Homeless Children in Their Own Words and Photographs, a book written by Jim Hubbard and published in 1996. The words of this excerpt come from Hubbard’s interview with 9-year-old Brian Heflin of Alexandria, Va.
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Jim Hubbard
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Economics
Social Justice Domain
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Homeless

In this vignette, eight-year-old Mikey spends two nights in a homeless shelter, where he and his family are too afraid to sleep for fear that someone would steal their things. The family then meets a caseworker who helps them into a temporary apartment while they work toward a more permanent home.
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Bernard Wolf
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3-5
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Economics
Social Justice Domain