NPR: 'Green Book' Helped African-Americans Travel Safely
Talk of the Nation, September 15, 2010
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Jim Crow era
to be defined
towns and cities
to be welcome
on the road
to slam doors in people's faces
to be published
to be updated
civil rights leader
to hear from
to play a role
to join the conversation
to stop to eat
to thumb through a book
postal worker's union
at its height
as well as
to need s.t. badly
in the South
that's not the case
to belong to
I could imagine how...
to take for granted
to extend down to
to tend not to
to blend in
to carry their religion on their face
1. When was the "Jim Crow" era in the US and what was it like for African Americans during that period?
2. What minor mistake did the radio host, Neal Conan, make in introducing his guest?
3. Why was the Green Book necessary, and so useful, for black people in the US in the 1930s through the 1960s?
4. Where did the Green Book get its name?
5. In what parts of the US were black people discriminated against?
6. Where did Mr. Green get the information for updates for his book?
7. Who is Langston Hughes?
8. What state is Kansas City located in?
9. How did the Green book help — and also get some financial support from — black businesses?
10. What other ethnic group mentioned in this broadcast had sometimes been discriminated against by businesses and thus had a book similar to the Green Book?