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The Green Book
Opening event of TEATRON: Chicago’s Jewish Theatre Festival. Staged reading of the play THE GREEN BOOK , by Calvin Alexander Ramsey, directed by ILesa Duncan and unrelated to the film. It tells the story of how Victor Hugo Green’s THE NEGRO MOTORIST GREEN BOOK, a travel guide published from 1936 to 1966, was an essential tool and an important part of Black Culture during the era of Jim Crow “separate but equal” laws. One weekend when an African American family is celebrating the arrival of the great scholar Dr. W.E.B. DuBois for a lecture, the appearance of a Jewish Holocaust survivor sets off a chain of events that shows that racism and anti-Semitism cannot be ignored.