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Author Captures 'Snapshot Of Contemporary Racism' In Modern Take On 'Negro Motorist Green Book'

Post-Racial Negro Green Book cover
"Post-Racial Negro Green Book," by Jan Miles.

Prior to the civil rights movement and the passage of the Civil Rights Act, there were many places around the United States that were extremely dangerous for African-Americans.

To help travelers of color make safe choices, there was the annually-published "Negro Motorist Green Book." It let African-Americans on the road know which restaurants they could eat in and which hotels they would be permitted to stay in.

In the spirit of that book — but with a very modern twist — comes the "Post-Racial Negro Green Book," written by Jan Miles.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.