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.
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