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The Green Book Project: Journey Through the South

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

Sep 15 2018
The Green Book Project: Journey Through the South

Join journalist Alvin Hall and photographer Jonathan Calm for a discussion of their 2016 BBC Radio 4 documentary project The Green Book.

A guide published annually between 1936 and 1967, Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book helped black travelers find safe and welcoming businesses during an era of virulent racism and segregation. Inspired by this guide, Hall and Calm undertook a road trip from Tallahassee, Florida (near Hall’s hometown), to Ferguson, Missouri, recording in both photographs and sounds the histories and experiences of black Americans as they navigated the cultural, political and physical landscape

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Contact: (978) 745 - 9500

Email: information@pem.org

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LOCATION

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

PARKING INFO

To park, you may use the parking garage on New Liberty Street. In addition, there is a municipal parking lot on nearby St. Peter Street, and a smaller garage on Derby Street, at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Derby Street, three blocks from the museum. Limited on-street parking is available around Salem Common and at two-hour meters.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

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    • Wheelchair Access

All public areas of the museum are accessible to wheelchairs; the historic houses are not. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House offers limited wheelchair accessibility. A representative at the information

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