The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 • 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Heinz History Center
Admission to this program is free, but online registration is required.
Smithsonian Channel Documentary Screening

Add to Calendar02/19/2019 06:00 PM02/19/2019 08:15 PMAmerica/New_YorkSmithsonian Channel Documentary Screening: “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom”In honor of Black History Month, the Heinz History Center will partner with the Smithsonian Channel to host an exclusive preview screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” followed by a panel discussion.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

On the heels of the Golden Globe-winning major motion picture, the Heinz History Center is partnering with the Smithsonian Channel to host an exclusive screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” followed by a panel discussion.

Presented through historians, business owners and individuals who experienced first-hand the phenomenon of “traveling while black” in pre-Civil Rights America, the film tells the story of Victor H. Green’s eponymously named travel guide that allowed African Americans to safely tour the country during a time of severe institutionalized racism. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Yoruba Richen, “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” looks at the daily realities that African Americans faced on the road – the struggles, indignities and dangers, but also the opportunities and triumphs that were won along the way.

The film will premiere on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m.

Admission

Admission to this special Black History Month film screening is free, but online registration is required. Register online.

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For more information, please contact Sam Moore at sjmoore@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6373.