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National Writers Series Presents

An Evening with Alvin Hall


Feb 23, 2023

Join the National Writers Series on a literary road trip with Alvin Hall, author of Driving the Green Book. He will talk to WDET news director Jerome Vaughn about the Jim Crow era where dangers lurked everywhere on the open road. Black travelers encountered locked doors, hostile police, and violence in both the South and North. From 1936 to 1967, millions relied on The Negro Motorist Green Book, the definitive guide to businesses where they could safely rest, eat, and sleep.

Doors open at 6 pm with live music and cash bar. Event starts at 7 pm followed by a book signing.


Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:00pm

Sustaining Sponsor: Begonia Charitable Foundation & Diana Milock
Season Sponsor: NorthGuard Technology Group
Event Underwriter: Dr. Ronald Chao, DDS
Development Sponsor: Michael & Rhonda Estes Family
Arts Benefactor: Northwest Michigan Arts & Culture Network
Grantors: Michigan Arts and Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, The DEI Fund
Media Sponsors: Traverse City Record-Eagle, Interlochen Public Radio, Up North Media, Midwest
Broadcasting, Northern Express
Supporting Sponsors: Image 360, Horizon Books, Amical, Cambria Suites, The Copy Shop
Official Airport: Cherry Capital Airport

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