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National Writers Series: Alvin Hall

Alvin Hall is a financial advisor who has published 21 books on monetary matters, from mortgages, to pensions, mutual funds, the stock market and more. His latest book is a departure from that. It’s called “Driving the Green Book: A Road Trip Through the Living History of Black Resistance.” In it, he takes his own journey to some of the places that Black people went while traveling during the era of Jim Crow laws. Those laws enforced racial segregation, making it difficult for Black travelers to find places to eat, sleep, and get gas and auto repairs. The Green Book was an annual guidebook to places that were friendly to Black travelers. Alvin spoke with WDET News Director Jerome Vaughn at the City Opera House in Traverse City.

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Linnaea Melcarek is an independent producer for Interlochen Public Radio.