With the Oscars now over, and the movie "Green Book" scooping up several awards, the Berkshire Athenaeum has created a display dedicated to the actual Green Book, which included Pittsfield addresses.
The exhibit features items in a glass display including a 1940s edition of the Green Book, the children's book, “Ruth and the Green Book,” census information from the 1940s, and pictures. It is located on the main floor, to the left of the Circulation Desk.
The Green Book served as a travel guide for African-Americans during segregation. The book, which was created by NYC-based mail carrier Victor H. Green in 1937, listed safe and welcoming spaces for travelers throughout the United States.
The exhibit will be on display throughout the end of March. The Berkshire Athenaeum is located at 1 Wendell Ave.
For more information, please call 413-499-9480.