Digital Green Book would help Black people find safe places

Colorado News

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado company is working on a digital version of the Green Book to help Black people find places and businesses that are welcoming and safe.

Crystal Egli, co-founder of Inclusive Journeys, describes her vision of the new Green Book as a “Yelp for inclusivity.” In the 1930s, a Black postal worker named Victor Hugo Green published the “Negro Motorist Green Book.” The segregation-era guide helped Black people avoid violence and discrimination as they traveled. The Green Book stopped publication in 1967. Now, some say a new version is needed because of entrenched racism.

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