In 1936, Victor Hugo Green published his first edition of The Negro Motorist Green Book. This annual compilation was a guidebook of Black-friendly businesses that made it easier for Blacks to avoid the rampant and blatant racism that occurred in this country because of segregation and Jim Crow laws. The Green Book proved for 30 years that being able to find safe spaces and like-minded businesses would ensure a safe passageway for travelers looking for more financial freedom.
It's your turn. It's our time.
The DMV Green Book is an online resource and directory of Black owned businesses in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. From chefs, to lawyers, to dentists, to public relations, I've scoured our area to find talented and driven people running successful businesses in all fields.
The struggle to find the courage to open your own business is a risk that most of us, due to lack of financial stability, have not had the opportunity to take. Despite this challenge, it has been done by people from all walks of life. My goal is to give you steps, show you these leaders, show you that it can be done, through the voices and experiences of those that are currently doing it.
This is not only just a directory, my goal is to make it interactive as well. The DMV Green Book will be cultivated not only through my research, but through those of you that want to tell your story. If you would like to be featured in a video please contact me at email@example.com