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The Green Book
: The First Travel Guide for African-Americans Dates to the 1930s
Author, 'Election Day: An American Holiday, an American History'
Americans began taking to the road during the 1940s and '50s, for both business and pleasure. African-Americans were as eager as all other Americans to see the United States via automobile. Car travel for African-Americans, however, was fraught with difficulties because of racial segregation.
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