LOS ANGELES GREEN BOOK SITES

There were 224 businesses listed in the Los Angeles section of the Green Book from 1939-1964. These sites of sanctuary play a critical role in revealing the story of African American travel and represent the struggle and the triumph of finding a warm meal and a safe place to rest. The fact that we have these buildings as physical evidence of racial discrimination is a rich opportunity to re-examine America’s troubled history of segregation, black migration and the rise of the black leisure class. The majority of the Green Book sites are gone, but listed below are some properties that are still standing in Los Angeles. Click on each site for more information.