In 1936, an African American mailman living in New York City published the first ever Negro Motorist Green Book. The book was a guide for traveling in the Jim Crow Era. The collection of Green Books are an invaluable primary source for unlocking a deeper understanding of the African American story in US History, as well as the social, political, and economic effects of Jim Crow laws in America. This webinar will examine the Green Books and analyze a teacher developed-lesson plan around this primary source that uses the format of a document-based essay to view this complicated primary source document.
The Economics of Jim Crow – Engaging Students in the African American Green Books through a Lens of Industrialization