They say that history repeats itself so it’s essential that we take time to learn from the past. Check out two new history books about little known parts of American history.
Explore the historical role and impact of the Green book known as the “black travel guide to America.” The books published between 1936 and 1966 were innovative and important during a time period when it was dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses.
Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino uses contemporary newspaper accounts, diaries, letters, and official communications to create a gripping and compelling narrative that weaves together individual stories of hate and fear and brutality. This is a dramatic and definitive account of a remarkable but forgotten chapter of American history.
Interested in learning more about history?
Check out these upcoming events.
Douglass, Tubman and Harper: 19th Century Freedom Fighters
Saturday, February 1 at 2pm
Also new in Nonfiction this month…