African-American Travel: Listings from The Negro Motorist's Green Book in Newport, RI
Join Catherine Zipf for a fascinating look at Newport's Green Book sites.
During the pre-Civil Rights era, the Negro Motorist Green Book enabled African-Americans to travel safely through segregated towns by providing them with information on where they could eat, stay, and vacation. Zipf will identify and discuss Newport's Green Book sites with an eye towards helping us better understand how African-Americans overcame the legacy of slavery.
Free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
Catherine W. Zipf, PhD, is an award winning architectural historian and author with expertise in historic preservation. Her research examines women's participation in American architectural and decorative arts history during the 19th and 20th centuries. She earned an AB from Harvard University and a MaH and PhD from the University of Virginia. Her book, Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement, was named Outstanding Academic Book by Choice Magazine.
- Wednesday, February 26, 2020
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Program room