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SLCL Authors @ the J Presents: Alvin Hall
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SLCL Authors @ the J and St. Louis County Library’s 2023 Black History Celebration Present
Renowned Broadcaster Alvin Hall
Author of Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance
Monday, February 13, 7pm
Free & open to the public
In the era of Jim Crow, Black travelers encountered locked doors and potentially violent encounters throughout the U.S. From 1936 to 1967, millions relied on “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” the definitive guide to businesses where they could safely rest, eat, or sleep. Award-winning broadcaster Alvin Hall set out to revisit the world of the “Green Book”– visiting motels, restaurants, and stores where Black Americans once found a friendly welcome. Along the way, he gathered memories from some of the last living witnesses for whom the Green Book meant survival—remarkable people who not only endured but rose above the hate, building vibrant Black communities against incredible odds.