Roadmap of What Was: The Mapping of African American Travel Guide Sites in Houston
|Holocaust Museum Houston
|Thu, Sep 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Historians Leslie Wolfenden and Daniele Rose Dixon will present their research into African American Travel Guide Sites in Texas including hotels, restaurants, barber shops, and other businesses that welcomed African American travelers during an era of segregation and Jim Crow laws. Many of these sites were featured in Victor Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book but have since been demolished. This program will focus on those sites primarily in and around the Houston region, and their historical impact on the Black experience of South-East Texas.
Public programs at Holocaust Museum Houston are presented by Memorial Hermann.
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Leslie Wolfenden is a Historic Resources Survey Coordinator within the Division of History Programs with the Texas Historical Commission. The Texas Legislature created the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission in 2021 as an advisory commission to the Texas Historical Commission.
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