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AFRO Travel Guide



During the 1940s and 1950s, the Afro-American Newspapers published an annual travel guide. Like the Green Book and other similar publications from the segregation era, the AFRO’s guide listed hotels, restaurants, and other accommodations that welcomed African American guests. This edition of the guide included listings for states in the eastern U.S., Canada, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The AFRO also operated a travel bureau through its newspaper travel column. Readers could write in to receive advice, directions, customized road maps, and reservation information.