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Jonathan Calm on the Green Book

In 2016, the BBC commissioned photographer Jonathan Calm to capture images of sites featured in the Negro Motorists’ Green Book, a guide published from 1937 to 1966 that listed safe places for Black Americans to stay while traveling. Inspired by this trip, Calm, a professor of Art & Art History at Stanford University, dove into the history of African American automobility, an oft-overlooked aspect of race relations in America.

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