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Join Calvin Alexander Ramsey This Thursday for a Screening of ‘The Green Book Chronicles’

Cinema | ‘The Green Book Chronicles’: Screening and Discussion with Calvin Alexander Ramsey
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
$10 general / $5 members and students
The Theater at MAD


Co-produced by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Becky Wible Searles (director), the film is inspired by Ramsey’s extensive research and creative projects focused on The Negro Motorist Green Book. Currently in production as a one-hour documentary, the film features over 30 live interviews conducted in six cities, stop-motion media, and animation segments that explore a range of personal experiences connected to this little-known Civil Rights–era story.

Published from 1936 to 1967, Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book was a travel guide listing hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and more, that helped black road-trippers avoid the dangers, injustices, and racial violence of segregation during the Jim Crow era in America.

The film’s director, Becky Wible Searles, and Maira Liriano, Associate Chief Librarian for the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, will join Ramsey for a post-screening Q&A.

This program is presented in conjunction with the closing week of Unpacking the Green Book: Travel and Segregation in Jim Crow America, a companion exhibition to Derrick Adams: Sanctuary.

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