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Lunchtime Discovery: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Oasis Spaces: NC Green Book Project graphic

Adrienne Nirdé, Director, NC African American Heritage Commission, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Did you know that over 300 businesses in North Carolina were listed in the Negro Motorist Green Book? “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” published between 1936 and 1966, was both a travel guide and a tool of resistance designed to confront the realities of racial discrimination in the United States and beyond. The book listed 327 North Carolina businesses—from restaurants and hotels, to tourist homes, nightclubs and beauty salons—in the three decades that it was published. The Green Book exhibit highlights a complex statewide network of business owners and Green Book sites that allowed African American communities to thrive, and that created “oasis spaces” for a variety of African American travelers. Join us to learn more about this history and how your community can become involved.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ Coordinator of Current Science Programs Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


February 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith