February 21, 2020
Candacy Taylor, author of Overground Railroad: The Greenbook and the Roots of Black Travel in America, offered a presentation at the Tulsa Historical Society earlier this month. Marlys Cervantes, Cowley College's Department Chair of Humanities and Communication attended the event, planning to use some of the information in literature and writing classes.
The presentation hit on the reality of travel in America in the year from 1936 to 1967, a reality made somewhat popular by the recent movie Green Book.
Taylor is an award-wining author, photographer, and cultural documentarian, who has had works featured in more than 50 media outlets, including the New Yorker, Newsweek, and the Atlantic. Researching this book, she visited more than 4,000 Green Book sites. She lives in Harlem.