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Book Back Drop Traveling While Black

Album Description

If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks, written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold, Simon & Schuster Books for Young People, 1999

Traveling in the South during the 20th Century was dangerous if you were not of the dominate race due to Jim Crow Laws and Sun Down Towns. 

The Green Book was created to provide valuable resources for lodging. 

Students will gain insight on the challenges faces by Black Citizens throughout the South.  3 - 5   Social Studies/History   bestof 

America's Sundown Towns

Teaching Notes

Although this is not a image, the article and video shows there are still tensions and some optimism. Citizens have no problem stating their position and sharing their perspective openly.

National Civil Rights Museum premiers 'Green Book' exhibition

Allen Threatt interview conducted by Candacy A. Taylor, 2019-01-07

Remembering Brown at Fifty by Orville Vernon Burton David O'Brian

Teaching Notes

Students can have a dialogue regarding the impact of Sun Down Towns by referencing this book. Comprised of 5 Chapter with 28 Chapters.  James Loewen, chapter, entitled “Enforcing Brown in Sundown Towns", will allow students to envision the adverse impacts of sundown towns on the members of the community despite the gains in Brown vs Board of Education.  Lani Guinier summizes racial equity can be realized when citizens make authentic efforts not just court invention.


Equal Access

Klan Warns Negro Voters

Teaching Notes


1946 Green Book

Family moving.jpg

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1st 1937 Green Book

Pray Keep Moving Brother