In the mid-twentieth century, African American travelers required the same types of services as their white counterparts. The Green Book’s listings were varied enough to enable young people coming to a strange city to arrive at the local YMCAs and YWCAs after finding a friendly taxi cab driver at the train station while also helping families find their way to a tourist home or musicians to a suitable hotel.

For African Americans traveling between the relative freedom of a hometown to less familiar places, the listings for gas stations, motels, and pharmacies ensured safe passage in distant towns. For guests traveling to large cities for social events, the publication helped travelers find dance halls and restaurants in a timely manner. As time passed, The Green Book grew to include a very wide range of establishment types that answered every possible traveling need.



5th Avenue at 34th Street Manhattan, NY

Amanda's Beauty Parlor

1021 N. Cardinal Ave.-6 St. Louis, MO


616 Brambleton Norfolk, VA

A. McCargo

242 West 145th St. Harlem, NY

A. M. E. Parsnage

625 E. Fremont St. Pocatello , ID


145 West 47th Street Manhattan, NY


52nd St. & 7th Ave. Manhattan, NY

American House (artistic American handicrafts)

32 E. 52nd Street Manhattan, NY

American Indian

Broadway at 115th Street Manhattan, NY

American Museum of Natural History

79th St. and Central Park West Manhattan, NY

American Neumismatic Society

Broadway and 155th Street Manhattan, NY

Amigo Motel & Cafe

1823 East Gaynell Ave. Tucumcari, NM

Anchor Motel

, NY
N. Y. 384 & 265 Niagara Falls, NY


716 French St. Wilmington, DE

Anderson & Ransom

101 W. 114th St. Harlem, NY

Anderson Service Station

8th & State streets Little Rock, AR

Anderson Service Station

100 South Mulberry Street Pine Bluff, AR

Anderson's Restaurant

1702 Arctic Ave. Atlantic City, NJ

Anderson's Service Station

930 N. Compton St. Louis, MO


135 Memorial Park Niagara Falls, NY