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Green Book Research Guide: The Black American Travel Guide (1971)

Guide to resources related to the Negro Motorist/Traveler's Green Book

About The Black American Travel Guide

Most of the African American travel guides stopped publication in the late 1950s and early 1960s. However, in the 1970s it was still believed that there should be a travel guide specifically for African Americans. Bob Hayes, an activist, founded his own travel company serving the black community called The Other Brothers. He published The Black American Travel Guide in 1971, stating that the guide, "provides important historical & political background, the social & cultural climate of each city [and] the life & location of every black community." This guide can be accessed in the Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division.

Selected Images for The Black American Travel Guide



Hayes Bio

Biography of Bob Hayes

New York

Introductory section on New York City