‘Driving While Black’ exhibit includes map of Green Book sites

‘Driving While Black’ exhibit includes map of Green Book sites

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in a scene from the movie “Green Book.” Ali stars as Don Shirley in the movie. The famed pianist was an alum of The Catholic University of America in Washington.
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A map outlining 55 places in South Jersey included in the “Green Book” travel guide is part of an exhibition of art, photos and artifacts titled “Driving While Black” currently featured at the Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University at Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street in Hammonton.

A copy of the map is also on display at the Noyes Arts Garage, 2200 Fairmount Ave. in Atlantic City.

The movie “Green Book,” this year’s Oscar-winning best film, got its name from The Negro Motorist Green Book, first published in 1936, that helped black motorists identify service stations, restaurants, hotels and other businesses that would serve them as they traveled during the era of segregation.

The map identifies 55 South Jersey locations in the book, including three in Cape May, 11 in Wildwood, four in Ocean City and 27 in Atlantic City.

The exhibition, which runs through May 26, will also feature several special events, including a preview showing of a portion of Ric Burns’ new documentary “Driving While Black.”

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