The Negro Travelers’ Green Book 1957: facsimile edition

This is a full reproduction of the 1957 edition of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, the classic travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. 
List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″
Black & White on Cream paper
88 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404872
ISBN-10: 1936404877
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

California Negro Directory 1942-43

Where the Green Book was meant for the traveler, the World War II-era California Negro Directory was meant for the local community, full of business listings and fascinating ads for Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses, not just for various cities California, but for the states of Washington and Oregon as well. (The guide, which was apparently a just-Los Angeles product in previous editions, is still LA-centric, with Los Angeles listings taking up about half the book.) It also has White Page-style listings of the local inhabitants (such as the page 173 listing for “Robinson, Jack” – i.e., baseball superstar Jackie Robinson and his Pasadena home), and a Who’s Who guide of notables in the back (which, like many such guides, seems to have been influenced by who was paying for inclusion), and introductory notes by the Governor of California (“We have no poll tax in California,” he says, pushing how open the state is to Black citizens), the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the compilers of the book (Warren C. Vinston and Anita Grant, who note that the book “is not an achievement of the compilers but of the Race” and suggest that “Next to your Bible use it most.”)

Compiled by Warren C. Vinston and Anita Grant

List Price: $20.00
8.5″ x 11″ 
Black & White on Cream paper
246 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404834

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The Green Book: 1962 Facsimile Edition

This entry in the About Comics reprints of the Negro Motorist/Travelers’ Green Book series is a thick one, 128 pages filled with listings of hotels that African-American travelers could stay in, restaurants they could eat in, and shops that would serve them in 1962, when segregation legal and otherwise was still very much in place. This volume also includes articles on the fun of international travel and on New York City.

List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″ (12.7 x 17.145 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
132 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404759
ISBN-10: 1936404753
BISAC: History / African American

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Negro Motorist Green Book, 1947 Facsimile Edition

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book. This facsimile of the 1947 edition brings you the listings and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome – plus sections on “Negro Schools & Colleges” and “Negro Newspapers”, some notes on “Green Book traveling”, and a guide to GM and Ford cars of the day (with photos!)

List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″
Black & White on Cream paper
84 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404742
ISBN-10: 1936404745
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

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Travelers’ Green Book: 1963-1964 International Edition (facsimile)

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book and the just the Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1963-1964 edition brings you all the listings, travelogues, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.

List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″ (12.7 x 17.145 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
108 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404704
ISBN-10: 1936404702
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book: 1954 Facsimile Edition

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1954 edition brings you all the listings, travelogues, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.
List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.5″ (12.7 x 16.51 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
88 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404667
ISBN-10: 1936404664
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

The Negro Motorist Green-Book: 1940 Facsimile Edition

In the segregated US of the mid-twentieth century, African-American travelers could have a hard time finding towns where they were legally allowed to stay at night and hotels, restaurants, and service stations willing to serve them. In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published the first annual volume of The Negro Motorist Green-Book, later renamed The Negro Travelers’ Green Book. This facsimile of the 1940 edition brings you all the listings, articles, and advertisements aimed at the Black travelers trying to find their way across a country where they were so rarely welcome.

 

List Price: $8.99

5″ x 6.75″ (12.7 x 17.145 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
52 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404674
ISBN-10: 1936404672
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century
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