The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Arkansas Heritage are excited to announce the opening of the exhibition, "The Negro Motorist Green Book," with a special, opening reception at 6 p.m. May 20. The exhibition will be open May 20 through Aug. 1 and is free.
To celebrate the opening, MTCC will host a block party. Ninth Street will be poppin’ with food trucks, a live DJ and cars on display. Grab a bite, dance a little and go inside to learn all about car travel and summer vacations of African Americans back in the day. Be the first to see this epic exhibit!
"The Negro Motorist Green Book," an exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class and evidence of a vibrant business class. The Negro Motorist Green Book is made possible through the support of Exxon Mobil Corporation.
When: 6-8:30 p.m. May 20
Where: MTCC Cost: FREE