FOLLOWING BEST PICTURE OSCAR® WIN FOR “GREEN BOOK,” SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL PREMIERES DOCUMENTARY EXPLORING
SPECIAL AIRS TONIGHT AT 8 PM ET/PT
Fresh on the heels of the “Green Book” Best Picture win at last night’s Academy Awards, Smithsonian Channel is set to premiere the real story of The Negro Motorist Green Book during the Jim Crow era and beyond. THE GREEN BOOK: GUIDE TO FREEDOM tells the story of Victor H. Green’s eponymously named travel guide that allowed African Americans to safely tour the country during a time of severe institutionalized racism. Clips from the documentary are available to download for editorial use below, and filmmaker Yoruba Richen is available for interviews.
The Origin of the Green Book: https://appbox.sho.com/sm695zx8nq
An Attack on Nat King Cole: https://appbox.sho.com/smfw3ddmp
Legendary Black Resort Idlewild: https://appbox.sho.com/smyets3v
Civil Rights Hero AG Gaston: https://appbox.sho.com/sm9gy5wm9