Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum: Traveling Without Aggravation – How Victor H. Green’s Book Changed Travel for Black Americans
Traveling without aggravation, especially with families and young people, was never easy for Black people during the Jim Crow Era and before the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “The Negro Motorist Green Book” (Green Book) by Victor H. Green helped Black people find safe and welcoming tourist homes (boarding homes), restaurants, and other businesses that made leisure life a pleasurable life. Locally, the Historic Rondo Neighborhood/Community in St. Paul was one such refuge. In the Green Book, there were nine listings for the Rondo Neighborhood. Sponsor: Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum.
Presenter Nieeta Pressley is a Retired Executive of Aurora St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation. Currently, she is also the coordinator for the Rondo Round Table, a collaboration of Rondo organizations spearheading the vision to preserve the legacy and the history of the community under the administration of ReConnect Rondo, which is leading a project to build a land bridge over I-94.