Thu, Jul 04 | Riffe Youth Center

Idlewild's Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom Documentary

Join us for a lovely evening with the Idlewild community and filmmaker/director, Yoruba Richen, for a screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom and panel discussion. $10 Admission
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Idlewild's Screening of The Green Book: Guide to Freedom Documentary

Time & Location

Jul 04, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Riffe Youth Center, 11330 Lake Dr, Idlewild, MI 49642, USA

About the Event

Please join us for reception, documentary screening & guest panel with community discussion.  The panel will concentrate on being intentional about our future as a community, as informed by understanding our past. 

Panelists include: 

  • Yoruba Richen - film director, screenwriter and producer, educator. Writer and director of this Smithsonian Green Book documentary and filmmaker of other acclaimed documentaries. 
  • Ron Stephens - author of Idlewild: The Black Eden of Michigan and Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town among other works. 
  • Gloria House - writer, educator, human rights activist and advocate for social justice. Author of “Home Sweet Sanctuary: Idlewild Families Celebrate a Century” among other works.

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom Documentary

In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist Green Book, and it helped African-Americans navigate safe passage across America well into the 1960s. Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" and witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

Please note: The $10 admission directly supports the event logistics of this community screening.

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