National Civil Rights Museum hosts Smithsonian ‘Green Book’ exhibit

Traveling display highlights lost, saved and endangered locales of mid-century Black culture

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 05, 2020 4:00 AM CT

“The Negro Motorist Green Book,” a new exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, begins its public life at the Lorraine Motel, which is one of a shrinking number of “Green Book” locales still in existence. 

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Green Book The Negro Motorist Green Book National Civil Rights Museum Lorraine Motel Victor Green Terri Freeman Noelle Trent Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services Candacy Taylor

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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