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Alvin Hall podcast


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Driving the Green Book

Premiered September 2020

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In the summer of 2019, award-winning broadcaster and educator Alvin Hall and social activist and trainer Janée Woods Weber hit the road for a 12-day, 2,000 mile trip from Detroit to New Orleans. The route they drove was based on information gathered from the historic travel guide, The Negro Motorist Green Book. During segregation and Jim Crow, African American travelers all over the country relied on this annually published guide as a vital resource to navigate trips, patronize Black-owned businesses, and come together in the face of institutionalized racism. The people they interviewed shared powerful stories and memories of that time that became the center of the ten-episode, Driving the Green Book podcast.

Articles & Reviews

NPR’s 1A (radio): ‘Driving The Green Book’ With Alvin Hall

While Black (podcast): A Journey Inside The Green Book w/Alvin Hall

Stuff You Missed in History Class (podcast): Interview: Driving the Green Book

Greetings from Somewhere (podcast): The Present and Future of the American Road Trip | Pt. 2

The Atlantic (magazine): The 50 Best Podcasts of 2020 (website): The 71 Best Podcasts of 2020

Bello Collective (website): 100 Outstanding Podcasts From 2020

USA Today (national newspaper): First listen: 'Driving the Green Book' podcast preserves history of Black travel

Variety (entertainment newspaper): Reliving ‘Green Book’ History Through a New Podcast and Apple Maps (Listen)

The Guardian (UK newspaper): The week in audio: Driving the Green Book and The Forum: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Condé Bast Traveler (Magazine): How Two Friends Turned the History of the ‘Green Book’ Into a Podcast 

Vulture (magazine): The Strange Case of Oprah’s Old Interviews

Bowdoin College (alumni magazine): Stories from Segregation: Alvin Hall '74 Hosts Podcast “Driving the Green Book”

The Hyphen (online newsletter): Another pod recommendation

Insider Interviews: From Print to Podcasts and Back: Kathy Doyle of MacMillian
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