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 to this special Black History Month film screening is free, but online registration is required. Register online.
For more information, please contact Sam Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-454-6373.