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View Resource Independent Lens: Banished: American Ethnic Cleansings

People may generally be familiar with the struggle for civil rights, but how many know about the racial injustices committed against entire black communities in Harrison, Arkansas or Pierce City, Missouri one hundred years ago? This thoughtful and troubling documentary on the forced removal of black residents was produced as part of the Independent Lens series on PBS. Visitors to the site can...
View Resource NYPL Digital Collections: Navigating the Green Book

Between 1936 and 1967, a black postal worker from Harlem named Victor Green published an annual directory known as the Green Book. In it, Mr. Green listed businesses that would gladly (and safely) serve African American travelers, including hotels and restaurants, nightclubs and bars, beauty salons and gas stations. Here readers will find an inspiring new project from the New York Public Library...