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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Chris Herrington

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

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