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Oasis Spaces Green Book Project: Downtown Raleigh Walking Tour

Created by Natalie Rodriguez on May 11th 2021, 12:58:11 am.

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This tour is just a little over 1 hour and 1-mile. The tour consist of 14 of 38 "The Negro Motorist Green Book" sites that were in Raleigh from 1936-1968. The Green Book was a Traveling guide for African Americans to use during the Jim Crow era in the U.S and internationally. North Carolina had over 300 sites listed in the directory's publications. 3 of the 14 sites on this tour are still standing and are commercial spaces downtown. The Green Book sites highlighted on this tour are near or on East Hargett Street which was known as “Black Main Street”. The findings compiled in this tour invites visitors to explore the history of different Green Book sites in downtown Raleigh. Each stopping point should provide brief historical vignettes, stories, and images. The 14 featured Green Book sites range in listing dates from 1936 to 1968. Please be aware that some of these tour sites are private property and, please do not trespass.