Family Programs

Storytelling
MLK, Jr. Weekend Special Storytime: Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey
Calvin Alexander Ramsey
Monday, January 18th, 2016 | 2:00 pm

Free with Museum Admission

Recommended for ages 6 and up

Listen to author Calvin Alexander Ramsey read his story of a girl named Ruth, who helps her family navigate the Jim Crow South using the Negro Motorist’s Green Book (published in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Hugo Green). This book advised African America travelers which southern towns were and were not safe, and which hotels, restaurants, and businesses would serve them. After the reading, the author will answer audience questions in the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s Library and sign books in our Museum Store! In the meantime, chart a course and view digitized Green Books courtesy of the New York Public Library’s interactive website

Calvin Alexander Ramsey is an accomplished playwright, documentary filmmaker and children’s book author whose objective is to shed light on the missing pages of African American history. He is also a proud recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major for Justice Award.

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information and pricing.

 

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MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

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