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Green Book: A Serious Comedy and Jazz Allegory

Read "Green Book: A Serious Comedy and Jazz Allegory" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Green Book DreamWorks Universal 2018 Starting perhaps in the 1930s, African American jazz musicians and bands from the north, midwest, and west toured the segregationist South. There they found to their dismay that as much as they were sought after for performances, they were compelled to live in separate hotels and use non-white bathrooms and restaurants, a humiliating experience for men and women who were just beginning to acquire self-respect through their music. After World War ...

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Green Book Directed By Peter Farrelly

Read "Green Book Directed By Peter Farrelly" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Green Book Directed by Peter Farrelly Universal Pictures 2018 For those unfamiliar with the guide or simply too young to know, the Green Book was a handbook for African American travelers seeking safe haven when trekking through the segregated Jim Crow South. The Green Book was an indispensable travel guide published (by Victor Green, a postal worker who worked in New Jersey but lived in Harlem) between 1936 and 1966 that listed hotels, bars, ...


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