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Driving the Green Book

Driving the Green Book

Podcast Driving the Green Book
Podcast Driving the Green Book

Driving the Green Book

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Award-winning broadcaster and educator Alvin Hall hits the road alongside activist and social justice trainer Janée Woods Weber. They drive from Detroit to New ... More
Award-winning broadcaster and educator Alvin Hall hits the road alongside activist and social justice trainer Janée Woods Weber. They drive from Detroit to New ... More

Available Episodes

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  • Bonus: Two eyewitnesses to the Green Book
    The Green Book, as it was commonly known, was the definitive guide for Black travelers seeking to, in the words of the guide’s creator, “travel without aggravations and embarrassments.” But what was it really like to use the Green Book as a traveling family? In this bonus episode of Driving the Green Book, host Alvin Hall and associate producer Janée Woods Weber talk with two women whose families used the guide and were eyewitnesses to the period of U.S. history covered in the podcast.Driving the Green Book is now a book, available from HarperOne! Get your copy of Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance from your local independent bookstore or from Amazon and Bookshop.org on the web.Visit www.drivingthegreenbook.com for more information about the podcast.
    24/04/2023
    27:19
  • Book Preview: How We Can Win: Race, History, and Changing the Money Game That's Rigged
    Hear an excerpt from the new book, How We Can Win: Race, History, and Changing the Money Game That's Rigged. In it, author and activist Kimberly Jones delves into the impacts of systemic racism, revealing how her formative years in Chicago gave birth to a lifelong devotion to justice. It's inspired by her viral video during the George Floyd protests and her analysis of the enduring economic disparities Black Americans face. With an introduction from Green Book host Alvin Hall, you can hear the first chapter of the audio book now. Get your copy here or wherever books or audiobooks are sold.
    18/02/2022
    5:33
  • Book Preview: Buses Are A Comin'
    Although Driving the Green Book is over, today we're sharing a clip from another powerful story about the fight for racial equality. The new book Buses Are A Comin' by Charles Person is an account of the Freedom Riders movement, written by the youngest original Freedom Rider. In this exclusive excerpt, you'll hear the first chapter of the audiobook. Get your copy today here or wherever books or audiobooks are sold.
    27/04/2021
    23:30
  • The Lorraine Motel
    Now a National Civil Rights Monument, and best-known as the site where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee hosted not only civil rights leaders, but a range of famous musicians and black celebrities during its heyday. In our final episode, we learn about the motel’s owners, Walter and Loree Bailey, the efforts to preserve it as a national monument, and its complicated legacy as a symbol of both Black excellence and immense sadness.Visit www.drivingthegreenbook.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/greenbookpod for more, including bonus content, photos, and transcripts.Driving the Green Book is now a book, available now from HarperOne! Get your copy of Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance, from your local independent bookstore, or from Amazon and Bookshop.org on the web.Explore the Green Book on our exclusive Apple Maps Guide at https://apple.co/explorethegreenbook.Listen to the show's Apple Music Playlist at https://apple.co/listentothegreenbook.Find recommended reading in Apple Books at https://apple.co/alvinhallcollection.To share your own Green Book stories with us, email [email protected]
    16/11/2020
    28:56
  • Ghost Towns
    Places like Paradise Valley in Detroit and Idlewild, Michigan, catered to African American communities, whether it be to create a thriving district of Black-owned businesses or allow your family to take a trip where you could be comfortable and free of any harassment or prejudice. In this episode, we discover how urban renewal has affected these locations and what remains of these communities today.Visit www.drivingthegreenbook.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/greenbookpod for more, including bonus content, photos, and transcripts.Driving the Green Book is now a book, available now from HarperOne! Get your copy of Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance, from your local independent bookstore, or from Amazon and Bookshop.org on the web.Explore the Green Book on our exclusive Apple Maps Guide at https://apple.co/explorethegreenbook.Listen to the show's Apple Music Playlist at https://apple.co/listentothegreenbook.Find recommended reading in Apple Books at https://apple.co/alvinhallcollection.To share your own Green Book stories with us, email [email protected]
    09/11/2020
    32:08

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About Driving the Green Book

Award-winning broadcaster and educator Alvin Hall hits the road alongside activist and social justice trainer Janée Woods Weber. They drive from Detroit to New Orleans, collecting powerful, personal testimony about how Black Americans used the historic travel guide The Negro Motorist's Green Book during the height of segregation as a vital resource to quell fears, find safe havens, and travel with dignity. As he drives the Green Book, Alvin unearths both inspiring and heartbreaking tales that tell a different story from what Hollywood would have you believe. Driving the Green Book is a living history podcast that preserves a powerful legacy and honors the stories of those who lived through the era, supported and uplifted each other, and fought for equality. Please be sure to explore the Green Book on our exclusive Apple Maps Guide at apple.co/explorethegreenbook, listen to the show's Apple Music Playlist at apple.co/listentothegreenbook, and find recommended reading in Apple Books at apple.co/alvinhallcollection.
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