DRIVING THE GREEN BOOK:
Macmillan Podcasts recently launched a podcast, Driving the Green Book, exploring how Black Americans used the Negro Motorist Green Book guide to travel safely and with dignity at the height of segregation. Hosts, award-winning journalist Alvin Hall and social justice trainer Janée Woods Weber, set out on a 2,021 mile road trip from Detroit to New Orleans. In their travels, they heard about Idlewild numerous times.
The Idlewild Historic and Cultural Center is featured on the guide as being one of a few historic vacation destinations in the U.S. where Black people could enjoy upper-class accommodations without living in fear. Furthermore, our 9th episode, titled "Ghost Towns" pays homage to Idlewild, and other predominantly Black locations, that represented the fulfillment of the American dream that Black Americans had and were being denied in larger society.
You can see the guide here: http://apple.co/explorethegreenbook
And listen to podcast here: http://apple.co/drivingthegreenbook