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Traveling While Black

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A virtual reality documentary by Roger Ross Williams, showing in immersive fashion the difficulties faced by black Americans traveling in the Jim Crow south.

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5 May 2019 (3:42PM)
Virtual Reality Documentary Immerses Viewers into Traveling While Black During the Segregation Era
Penelope Poulou, VOA News

The virtual reality documentary “Traveling While Black,” by Academy award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, immerses the viewer in what travel was like for black Americans during the Jim Crow era of the 1950s and 60s. Black motorists and travelers could consult the Green Book, a guide to lodging, restaurants and bathrooms around the country that catered to African Americans. The film focuses on one of them: Ben’s Chili Bowl, a landmark DC. VOA’s Penelope Poulou reports.

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