Program 328: Road Trips with Lincoln and the Green Book; Flying Happy with Samantha Brown
Release Date: 06-08-2013
Get inspired to take a classic American road trip along the Lincoln Trail, from Springfield, Illinois to Gettysburg and the Potomac. We'll also hear about the special travel guide that African-Americans relied on in the mid-20th century to find a welcome on the road. Plus, TV travel host Samantha Brown shares how to enjoy your next long flight overseas.
- Robert Reid, Lonely Planet USA editor
- playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey, author of "Ruth and the Green Book" (Carolrhoda)
- Samantha Brown, host for various series on the Travel Channel
- Robert Reid has blog postings about many domestic travel destinations on his website.
- The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is open daily in Springfield, Illinois.
- Abraham Lincoln's birthplace in central Kentucky, the Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington are operated by the National Park Service.
- Calvin Alexander Ramsey authored "Ruth and the Green Book" to illustrate the how African-Americans relied on The Green Book as a travel guide in the mid-20th century.
- Here is a PDF copy of the Green Book, officially called The Negro Motorist Green Book, from 1949.
- Samantha Brown describes taking her two-month old twins on their first plane trip to Florida on her website.
- The Travel Channel lists Samantha Brown's various TV series and specials on its website.
Graffiti on freights
High up in the Siskyous.
Travelling art show.
-- Phyllis Baker, Seattle
Louisiana's longest street
Great people along the way to meet
500 miles peddled to complete.
-- Jeff Sibley, Central City, Louisiana
Choose Sand or Asphalt
Cars along Shore or Race Track
Daytona Beach, Wow!
-- Gail Weinstein, Port Orange, Florida
Up to Michigan
Ah, sullen teenage daughter
Karma strikes again.
-- Karen Albright, Fort Wayne, Indiana