Textures: Digital Green Book

Akron, Ohio

The Digital Green Book Project collects the oral history of Northeast Ohio barbers and salon artists, with video interviews and related exhibition materials. Inspired by the “Negro Motorist Green Book” (1936-1966) created by Victor Hugo Green to provide African American travelers with a resource for safe travel locations during the era of the Jim Crow Laws; our Digital Green Book compiles stories, ranging from certified cosmetologists to multi-generational businesses, reflects the long heritage of Black hair care business, and archives it for future audiences.

Create and share your own response to the exhibition with the Digital Green Book Materials in our Listening Wall, or by making a poem with Emerge.