CU Boulder Today: How Black Twitter has become the new ‘Green Book’—and more

CU Boulder Today: How Black Twitter has become the new ‘Green Book’—and more. “In 1936 in Harlem, New York, a Black postal worker named Victor Green bound together a green, 15-page booklet listing New York City businesses that were welcoming to African Americans. In the coming decades, The Negro Motorist Green Book, a.k.a. The Green Book, expanded to include everything from hotels and restaurants to state parks and barbershops, with editions as far away as Bermuda and Mexico providing guidance on how to resist discrimination and threats of violence. Green discontinued the guide in 1966, after the passage of the Civil Rights Act presumably rendered its content obsolete. But more than a half-century later, a modern-day version is flourishing in the online community of Black Twitter, suggests new CU Boulder research.”

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