Victor and Alma

Victor and Alma

Alma and Victor Hugo Green created The Negro Motorist Green Book to reduce the frustrations of African Americans traveling by car around the country. We visit the Schomburg Center in Harlem, New York to see the Green Book archive for ourselves and learn about the creators’ aspirations for the guide and their hope that one day they would no longer need to publish it. Visit or follow us on Twitter at for more, including bonus content, photos, and transcripts. Explore the Green Book on our exclusive Apple Maps Guide at  Listen to the show's Apple Music Playlist at  Find recommended reading in Apple Books at To share your own Green Book stories with us, email See for privacy information.

Duration: 25 min

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