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Travel Guide Features African-American ­Heritage Sites

Mar 1, 2017 | News

Cover of the Green Book.During the era of Jim Crow and racial segregation, African-American travelers turned to the “Negro Motorist Green Book” to find safe places to eat or spend the night.

In the spirit of that guidebook, the S.C. African American Heritage Commission has compiled the Green Book of South Carolina . The mobile travel guide and app is designed to help people celebrate the rich African-American history and culture in the state.

The guide features more than 300 cultural sites, including cemeteries, churches, historic districts, roadside markers, and schools. Interactive maps make it easy for visitors to find and explore these places. “There has long been a need for a travel tool like the Green Book of South Carolina,” says Jannie Harriot, executive director of the S.C. African American Heritage Foundation.