‘Green Book’ wins. “Green Book,” the film inspired by a postal-connected travel guide for African-Americans, won three Oscars at this week’s Academy Awards ceremony.
The film received awards for best picture, best original screenplay and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.
“Green Book” tells the story of a road trip that African-American pianist Don Shirley took through the segregated south during 1962. Shirley, played by Ali, uses the Green Book during his travels.
Victor Green, a New Jersey letter carrier, began publishing the Green Book in 1936, drawing on his postal connections to identify businesses that would welcome African-American customers.
Link has published several articles about the Green Book, including a story last week about USPS employees and others whose families used the book, as well as an article last fall about the critical acclaim the film received upon its release.