‘The Green Book’: How Folks Survived Traveling While Black in the Good Old Days

As if we needed further reminders that the Good Old Days of the early and mid-20th centuries weren’t so good at all for a lot of people, Smithsonian has dusted off a fascinating publication called The Green Book.

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Patrons of Michigan’s famous Idlewild resort.
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The Idlewild community is still populated and active today.

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”

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