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Travelling While Black: The Green Book Project

The project is planned for Black History Month (February) 2019. It will utilize seven components to illustrate, educate, and allow visitors to vicariously experience discrimination and racism. The planned components are: 1) two full-size diorama displays, 2) a video history of travel-related discrimination experienced by Rochester residents, 3) an exhibit of Floyd Cooper’s art, 4) a personal appearance by Floyd Cooper, 5) commercially-produced videos relating to The Green Book, 6) interactive digital displays, and 7) the history of racism in Rochester, Minnesota.

Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: History Center of Olmsted County

Contact: Patricia Carlson ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council ; History Center of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:


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Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Heritage Preservation

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DMC Impacts:

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Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Travelling While Black: The Green Book Project


April 23, 2019 : History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.



Key reports on: Travelling While Black: The Green Book Project


April 23, 2019 : History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.


Key Beam Reports on:

Arts & Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, Heritage Preservation  
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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by support on 2018/01/20

 

 

 

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