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This Man Created the Finest Black Hotel in America

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This Man Created the Finest Black Hotel in America

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A.G. Gaston was a successful black businessman from Birmingham, Alabama. But he was also an unsung civil rights icon with tireless support for desegregation efforts.

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In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

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