Thu, May 19|
Author Talk and Book Signing with Candacy Taylor, America’s Leading Green Book Scholar
Time & Location
May 19, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT
Tacoma, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
About the event
Thursday, May 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Meet scholar Candacy Taylor, whose book Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America formed the basis for the Smithsonian exhibition that is on view this spring at the Washington State History Museum. Taylor’s research included driving the routes listed in every Green Book published between 1936 and 1966! She has recently written and published a young adult version of the book, too. Candacy Taylor will be on-site at the History Museum for an author talk along with a book signing. The program will begin with members of Seattle’s African American Writers Alliance reading their original poems and responses inspired by passages in Taylor’s Overground Railroad.
- 6:00-6:45 PM Introduction, presentation by African American Writers Alliance
- 7:00-8:00 PM Author talk with Candacy Taylor followed by a book signing
The Negro Motorist Green Book was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Candacy Taylor and made possible through the generous support of Exxon Mobil Corporation. This exhibition has been locally supported by ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, and KNKX Public Radio. Public programming for the exhibition is supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Participating AAWA Members:
- Dr. Georgia S. McDade
- Minnie A. Collins
- Noni Ervin
- Delbert Richardson