Overground Railroad (The Young Adult Adaptation) by Candacy Taylor audiobook

Overground Railroad (The Young Adult Adaptation): The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

By Candacy Taylor
Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212125031

  • ISBN: 9798212125024

  • ISBN: 9798212125048

Runtime: 6.27 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A young listener's edition of Candacy Taylor's acclaimed book about the history of the Green Book, the guide for Black travelers

Overground Railroad chronicles the history of the Green Book, which was published from 1936 to 1966 and was the "Black travel guide to America." For years, it was dangerous for African Americans to travel in the United States. Because of segregation, Black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or even get gas at most white-owned businesses.

The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, department stores, gas stations, recreational destinations, and other businesses that were safe for Black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and the stories from those who took a stand against racial segregation are recorded and celebrated.

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Author Bio: Candacy Taylor

Author Bio: Candacy Taylor

Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, photographer, and cultural documentarian. Her work has been featured in over fifty media outlets including the New Yorker and the Atlantic. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.27
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English