The Musicians’ Green Book: An Enduring Legacy

The Musicians’ Green Book: An Enduring Legacy

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 9:30pm - 11:00pm

Left to right: Darlene Love, Little Anthony, Josephine Beavers, Howard Hewett, Johnny Britt

Credit: Courtesy of George W. DeLoache

Celebrate the vibrant jazz, R&B and soul music of African American artists who, during segregation, created the foundation of modern American music.

Like many other Black Americans, they relied on Victor Hugo Green’s Negro Travelers’ Green Book, a directory of lodgings, restaurants and entertainment venues where African Americans were safe and welcomed. Now explore the history of this essential guide with vocalists, musicians, historians and others who reflect on living through segregation in The Musicians’ Green Book: An Enduring Legacy. The program premieres Monday, November 28, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

The Musicians’ Green Book shines the spotlight on legendary jazz, R&B and soul performers who kept The Apollo and Howard Theatres and Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom jumping and toured the Southern one-night circuit on their road to success. Featured in the program are legendary and contemporary stars performing an exciting mix of classic songs, including Josephine Beavers, Johnny Britt, Howard Hewett, Little Anthony and Darlene Love, and candid interviews with activists, jazz historians, producers, arrangers and notable musicians who were a part of the circuit.