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California Auto Museum Presents:

The Green Book, Once Instrumental for Safe Traveling

California Automobile Museum
2200 Font St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
United States

Event Description:

During the month of June 2018, the California Automobile Museum plans to highlight the important connection between the automobile and black history, migration, and upward mobility. 

To help Museum guests helps better understand the important role the automobile and the Green Book played during a pivotal time in American history, the California Automobile Museum is proud to present these special activities:  

Story Time with WNBA Star Ruthie Bolton – Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m.

As part of the continuing Story Time book reading activity for children that happens on the first Saturday each month, local WNBA star Ruthie Bolton will be a celebrity reader in June. Bolton will read Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Gwen Strauss, a story about the travels of an African American family in the 1950s when a young girl named Ruth learned about the Jim Crow Laws and how The Green Book helped the family travel safely on their adventure.

Talking Shop: Dr. Shirley Moore & Film Screening – Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

Aptly scheduled on Juneteenth (an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas), the California Automobile Museum will present a special film screening of Motoring Over Story: On the Road with the Green Book Guide that was produced by Sac State Creative Services for Donner Memorial State Park and is focused on African American road travel. Additionally, the Museum will host a special discussion with Dr. Shirley Moore, Professor Emeritus of History at CSU Sacramento on African American westward migration in the 19th century. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; event starts at 6 p.m.  Complimentary snacks and an adults-only bar will be provided (for donation) to guests ages 21 and over.