Smithsonian Channel & Altice Screening - The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102
On the heels of the controversial, award-winning film, filmmaker Yoruba Richen explores the real story of "The Negro Motorist Green Book."
The Green Book: Guide To Freedom will feature interviews with historians, travelers, and business owners who experienced first hand what it was like to “travel while Black” during such a contentious time. Also featured is documentarian Yoruba Richen, who explores the challenges and dangers Black Americans faced as they traveled throughout the country during the middle of the 20th century, and how many used Victor H. Green’s guidebook to find hotels and restaurants that welcomed Black Americans at a time when segregation was rampant.
We are proud to tell the true story behind this remarkable guide and to shine new light on this disturbing yet important period in American history,” said David Royle, the Smithsonian Channel’s Chief Programming Officer.
In addition to premiering the one-hour special during Black History Month, the Smithsonian Channel will also take the project on the road.
“[The] Smithsonian Channel is also honored to bring The Green Book: Guide To Freedom tour to 18 markets across the country for screenings and insightful discussions in partnership with Comcast, Charter, and Altice as part of the network’s ongoing Black History Month initiative,” Royle said.
Panelist: Featuring Filmmaker Yoruba Richen
6:30 – 7:00pm | Reception
7:00 – 8:00pm | Opening Remarks & Film Screening
8:00 – 8:30pm | Panel Discussion