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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

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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