Screening | BEYOND BOUNDARIES: The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 7–9 pm
The Green Book: Guide to Freedom, 51 minutes, 2019 Directed by Yoruba Richen
This is a different look at the Green Book from the one presented in the Oscar Winning fiction film. Combining archival footage of everyday black life with interviews with contemporary African American scholars and activists, Richen tells the story of Victor Green’s “Green Book” and illustrates the its ubiquitous use from the early 1900s until desegregation. The Green Book guide was created by and for black Americans to support safe travel in the United States and internationally in the twentieth century.
This is a free event.
This Beyond Boundaries screening was curated by Communication Professors Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles and is sponsored by: Buffalo State College Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.