Yoruba Richen’s documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom”

Democracy Now!: We spoke with Yoruba Richen, whose new documentary called “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” offers a real look at the history of a travel guide that partly inspired the Hollywood film “Green Book.” The documentary premieres Monday, Feb. 25, on the Smithsonian Channel and details the violence, insults and discrimination black travelers faced on the road, as well as the pride and sense of community they felt in the safe spaces they created around the country, in the form of restaurants, hotels and vacation retreats.

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