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HB 1968 "Green Book;" Department of Historic Resources to designate historic sites.

Introduced by: Michael P. Mullin | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Department of Historic Resources; Green Book historic site designations. Directs the Department of Historic Resources, in partnership with the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Department of Transportation, to designate or approve supplementary signs for historic site signs identifying Green Book locations and businesses in the Commonwealth. The bill defines "Green Book" as The Negro Motorist Green Book published by Victor Hugo Green, which provided a list of hotels, guest houses, service stations, drug stores, taverns, barber shops, and restaurants known to be safe for traveling Black Americans during the Jim Crow era.


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