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From The Green Book to The Orange Book: Travel, Tourism & Resistance in the Black Community

“Carry your Green Book with you – You may need it.”

Join us in conversation on the legacy of the Green Book, a guide that helped Black travelers navigate the dangers of segregation and discrimination in the United States. Invited guests will discuss how this resource not only offered practical information but inspired a legacy of resistance and empowerment in the Black community felt today.

Panelists include:

  • Derek Alderman (UT Geography)
  • Stefanie Benjamin (UT Retail, Hospitality & Tourism Management)
  • Sylvia Peters (Knoxville Community Member)
  • Theotis Robinson, Jr. (UT Class of 1965, Trailblazer, and Advocate for Equality)

Moderator: Dorian L. McCoy (CEHHS Office of Access & Engagement)

This event is FREE and open to the public! Food will be provided.

Register by February 13 at tiny.utk.edu/BHM-GreenBook.

Presented by the Beck Cultural Exchange Center, UT Commission for Black Communities, and the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ Office of Access and Engagement

Friday, February 16 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Beck Cultural Exchange Center 1927 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37915

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