People and Places
The Negro Motorist Green Book
The automobile allowed African Americans to transport their families around the country in relative safety. The Negro Motorist Green Book, published by Victor Green from 1936-66, listed businesses catering to African American clientele, a valuable resource for those traveling in unfamiliar areas. A traveler to the popular resort of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, would be able to find the listing for the Cummings’ Guest House in the upper left of the page shown here.