The Green Book, which was published from 1936 until the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, listed establishments across the U.S. (and eventually North America) that welcomed blacks during a time when segregation and Jim Crow laws often made travel difficult — and sometimes dangerous.
Revisiting a Jim Crow-Era Guide for Traveling While Black
Maj. Robert H. Lawrence Jr. named first Black Astronaut . Maj. Lawrence successfully completed the Air Force Flight Test Pilot Training School at Edwards AFB, California. In the same month (June 30, 1967) he was selected by the USAF as an astronaut in the Air Force's Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL) program, thus becoming the first black astronaut. He was killed during a training flight later on the same year.
In Living the Quaker Way, author Philip Gulley, known both for his books about religion and his Harmony series of novels about a Quaker pastor, explains the basic tenets of the Religious Society of Friends: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality. As he discusses each principle, Gulley suggests how to incorporate them into an ordinary contemporary life without joining a local Friends Meeting.
Many people wonder why Africans and African Americans can't just "get over this". In school, we learned about the Holocaust. We went to hear people speak about their experience, we wrote papers on the Holocaust. We were shown pictures, we read books on it, watched documentaries of it.