The Negro Motorist Green Book was an annual guidebook for African-American roadtrippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. This book, first published in the 1930s, helped travelers locate businesses in the United States that would be welcoming to non-white customers. A copy of the Green Book is on display in the Route 66 exhibit at the Missouri History Museum until July 16, 2017.
In honor of the original Negro Motorist Green Book and our upcoming Route 66 concert, CHARIS has launched a Modern Day Green Book on Facebook. Visit the Facebook page and nominate businesses you know are welcoming of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, etc. Don’t have a Facebook account? Use the form below to make your nomination and one of our moderators will add it to the Facebook page.