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The Green Book: Then and Now

Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 05, 2020

From 1936 until 1966 The Green Book was published annually as a guide to safe places for Black people to travel, dine, and recreate. There are several locations still around Maryland, with some still in use.

Together with producer Courtney Mims, Midday Maryland host Elsa M and WMAR-2 News meteorologist Patrick Pete tour of some of the historical sites listed in the Green Book, talk to people who lived in those towns and experienced racism between the 30s and 60s.

The special also highlights the Black Lives Matter Movement of today and how it has sparked an online “Green Book” of black owned businesses and a revitalized push for equal opportunities and privileges in the United States.

Watch The Green Book: Then & Now on August 6 at 7:30pm.

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