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The Green Book February 11, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Life Balance, People, Travel & Leisure.

The Green Book: a Historic Travel Guide is now the focus of a movie about a black musician traveling through the country.

This video (by the National Trust for Historic Preservation) provides a fascinating backdrop to that movie:

Green means GO!  Let’s keep going.

Aah . . . that’s better!


1. rivergirl1211 - February 11, 2019

Looks like it will be a good movie…

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

The reviews are positive. It’ll be out on DVD in March. It may still be in theaters now.

2. Ally Bean - February 11, 2019

The video is fascinating. I knew nothing about the Green Book and the history it tells. What a screwed up country we live in– that such a thing as the Green Book was [is?] necessary.

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

Agreed. Seeing movies and reading books like The Green Book and The Help can be real eye openers to issues of segregation, prejudice, privilege, etc.

We’ve made great strides but have miles to go . . .

3. Tippy Gnu - February 11, 2019

To me, the Green Book demonstrates the adaptability of human beings under all sorts of odd or difficult circumstances, including the craziness of segregation. If I was African-American in those days, I would have definitely owned a Green Book.

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

It would be a valuable travel companion!

4. Jill Weatherholt - February 11, 2019

I recently saw a story about this on the news. It sounds like a fascinating movie. Thanks for sharing!

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

I didn’t see it in the theater, but it’s scheduled for release on DVD in March. I look forward to seeing it.

5. joyroses13 - February 11, 2019

I am really looking forward to seeing this movie!

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

Me too. More so after getting some info on the Green Book and what it represents about the past, the present, and the potential for improvement.

6. Kate Crimmins - February 11, 2019

It’s so hard to believe that we did (do) this to other people based on skin color. Must have truly been hard to families to be turned away.

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try and LOVE one another
Right now
Right now
Right now!

nrhatch - February 11, 2019
7. L. Marie - February 11, 2019

A very sobering video. I heard that the movie was very good. It certainly has a good cast!

nrhatch - February 11, 2019

It may elicit strong reactions (of disgust, horror, sadness, grief, etc.) ~ so watching it at home makes sense for me/us. We can shout at the TV if we want instead of just rolling our eyes or shaking our heads in disbelief. 😯

8. Debra - February 12, 2019

Until the movie came out I had never heard of this “Green Book.” What a sad commentary it is on our history! Thank you for the video, Nancy.

nrhatch - February 12, 2019

I “might” have heard of the Green Book before the movie came out, but I can’t be certain. I wonder if there are similar books for Jews, Muslims, etc.

If only our Egos were NOT calling the shots . . . we might make some real headway.

9. William D'Andrea - February 13, 2019

If only certain people, in both Political Parties, who have been elected to govern the Country, were NOT calling the shots…we might have made some tremendous headway.

nrhatch - February 13, 2019

I’m not sure we can blame politicians for our prejudices.

10. anotherday2paradise - February 15, 2019

Haven’t seen it, but friends loved it.

nrhatch - February 15, 2019

It’s got lots of Oscar nods! I look forward to seeing it.

11. Joanne Sisco - February 19, 2019

The topic of this movie seems to be popping up everywhere lately – and without exception, the reception has been very positive.

The more I learn about American history, the more I shake my head.

nrhatch - February 20, 2019

It has had its ups and downs ~> at the moment, we’re in the abyss! 😉

Joanne Sisco - February 21, 2019

I despair 😕

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