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Green Book Research Guide: Hackley & Harrison's Guide for Colored Travelers (1930)

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

About Hackley & Harrison's Guide for Colored Travelers

Under the leadership of Sadie Harrison, who at the time was the Secretary of The Negro Welfare Council (also known as the Negro Urban League), Hackley & Harrison's Hotel and Apartment Guide for Colored Travelers was published in 1930 in response to the growing number of African Americans who were purchasing and traveling by automobile. An interesting fact about Hackley & Harrison's is that on one of the first pages, there is a letter to the editor asking about a colored boarding house in New London by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Williams, Clay. "The Guide for Colored Travelers: A Reflection of the Urban League." Journal of American and Comparative Cultures 24.3 (2001): 71-9.

You can view Hackley & Harrison's Guides in NYPL's Digital Collections.

  • Hackley & Harrison's hotel and apartment guide for colored travelers: board, rooms, garage accommodations, etc. in 300 cities in the United States and Canada. (1930 edition)

  • The travelers guide : hotels, apartments, rooms, meals, garage accommodations, etc. for colored travelers in 300 cities, 48 states, 2 provinces in the United States and Canada. (1931 edition)

Selected Images from Hackley & Harrison's Hotel and Apartment Guide for Colored Travelers