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Arts Scene: "Green Book" At The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center


There's nothing more American than hitting the open road, but for Black Americans in the Jim Crow South, travel was a potentially life-threatening endeavor.

"The Negro Motorist Green Book," commonly known just as the Green Book, sought to ensure the safety of Black travelers, listing the interconnected web of businesses and other safe spaces in the South.

Now for the first time, a Smithsonian exhibit is traveling to central Arkansas, all about that life-saving book.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center curator Courtney Bradford is our guest this week. She tells Arts Scene a little about the process of bringing a national exhibit to the Natural State, as well as her own personal family connection to the Green Book. 

The exhibit is on display at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center until Aug. 1. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. 

Daniel Breen is a Little Rock-based reporter, anchor and producer for KUAR.