Black Business District – Information from Green Books

The Negro Motorist Green Book was published from 1937 thru 1964 (with a few years missing for WW2). It listed places friendly to Black travelers and covered the entire country. Cincinnati was included beginning in 1939.

In the 2017-2018 school year, students from a UC/CCP class on African-American History (taught by Brynn Thomas) went thru all available on-line Green Books, recording every entry for Cincinnati. These entries were then compiled into a database and explored for more information. We present some of the results here.

Map of the locations, showing each category, name and address in the Green Book and number of years at that address.