Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the state’s nationally accredited, world-class African American museum, will host a closing party for “The Negro Motorist Green Book” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 29, at the museum at 501 W. Ninth St.
Ninth Street will be poppin’ with food trucks, a live DJ and cars on display. Grab a bite to eat, dance a little and go inside to learn all about car travel and summer vacations of African Americans back in the day. This event and exhibit are experiences no one should miss! Rain or shine, the block part will go on to celebrate the nationally acclaimed “Green Book” exhibition.
"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.
The last day the public can see the touring exhibition at MTCC is July 31 because the museum is closed Sundays and Mondays. The exhibition will next travel to the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge. Learn more about the exhibition at https://www.negromotoristgreenbook.si.edu/.