In Honor of Black History Month: The 2018 movie, The Green Book, introduced a wider audience to one of the lesser-known, but important artifacts of our national life – The Negro Motorist Green Book, or more simply, The Green Book. As more African-Americans entered the middle class after WW2, there was a corresponding increase in both leisure and business travel. However, the persistence of discrimination and segregation, even in the north, meant that Black travelers could not rely upon businesses to serve them. The Green Book listed the businesses, restaurants, sleeping accommodations and other facilities that welcomed African-American travelers. It was published from 1936 until 1966, and grew in scope every year. Dr. Gloria Greis, Executive Director of the Needham History Center, will discuss The Green Book as a reflection of changing social expectations and opportunities, and talk about some of its local Massachusetts venues. The presentation is funded through proceeds generated from the Harvey’s Treasure Chest Gift Shop. Please call the COA office to sign up and receive your Zoom invitation: 978-318-3020.