Have Blues Will Travel
Have Blues Will Travel is based on the Negro Motorist Green Books published from 1936-1966 to help Black motorists traveling during Jim Crow. Many traveling Blues musicians found safe places to stay, eat, and perform by using the Green Book. The exhibit demonstrates the true struggle that Black Blues musicians faced while traveling and shows that the Green Book was much more than a travel guide but a lifesaving tool. This exhibit was created in partnership with graduate students from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.