PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge
PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge is back for Vol. XV! Join us on Thursday at the Capitol Park Museum from 5:00-5:30 pm and enjoy a reception, including wine and refreshments. Presentations will begin at 5:30. Admission is $10 - cash and cards are accepted at the door. FREE entry for museum members.
Presentations at PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. XV draw inspiration from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service's (SITES) exhibition The Negro Motorist Green Book, which will be on display, exclusively in Louisiana at the Capitol Park Museum, from August 21 – November 14, 2021.
The Green Book was first created in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green. The annual travel guide, published until 1967, provided African American travelers with information on restaurants, gas stations, department stores, and other businesses that welcomed Black travelers during the era of Jim Crow laws and "sundown towns" – communities that explicitly prohibited African Americans from staying overnight. The Green Book offered critical, life-saving information, and sanctuary. Don't miss this chance to learn more about the exhibition and to hear from another fantastic line-up of Baton Rouge locals. See you there!