Philly’s ’20th century Underground Railroad’ hides in plain sight

Philly had 45 'Green Book' sites, places cited as safe for African-Americans during segregation. Many that still stand are hiding in plain sight.

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The “Green Book” was a travel guide that listed restaurants, hotels and other establishments, vetted as safe for African-Americans during segregation — including 45 spots in Philadelphia. Many that are still standing are hiding in plain sight — and their history is being further obscured today.

Guest: WHYY’s PlanPhilly editor Ariella Cohen

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