Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Travel Challenges

We have come a long way, baby!!! Funny that in this day and age we are being reminded of the challenges many faced in the past. I can travel when and where I want, although I may not be accepted to some golf courses, I can enjoy my travel time without incident; be it due to my race or nationality.

Anyway, I received this link the other day and wow what an eye opener.

“The Negro traveler's inconveniences,” writes Wendell P. Alston in The Negro Motorist Green Book for 1949, “are many and they are increasing because today so many more are traveling, individually and in groups. . . .
The GREEN BOOK with its list of hotels, boarding houses, restaurants, beauty shops, barber shops and various other services can most certainly help solve your travel problems. It was the idea of Victor H. Green, the publisher, in introducing the Green Book, to save the travelers of his race as many difficulties and embarrassments as possible.”
Click here to see the complete edition of The Negro Motorist Green Book in pdf format.