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Black, White, and Yellow Taxis: Morris County and the Green Book

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join local author and historian Janet W. Foster to learn the history behind her new book, “Black, White, and Yellow: Morris County and The Green Book.” The first edition of the “Negro Motorist Green Book” appeared in 1936 and was published annually for 30 years. It listed businesses around the country that welcomed African-American travelers including 581 in New Jersey of which three were in Madison and two in Morristown. Foster, in a two-year project with a team of scholars from around the state, identified local sites listed in the Green Book. Through her research into those businesses, emerges a fascinating view of African-American communities throughout the state in the mid-20th century. The program will be held at the Morris and Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Road, Morristown. Free.


July 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm