This discussion guide (PDF 450KB) explores themes in the Academy Award-winning film Green Book. The movie follows African American pianist Dr. Don Shirley and his white driver and bodyguard Tony “The Lip” Vallelonga as they tour through the highly segregated Southern United States, where many businesses refuse to serve African Americans. To avoid such issues, the two rely on The Green Book, a guide listing businesses that welcome African Americans. The toolkit provides links to various programming resources, as well as suggested discussion questions.
Themes explored: Human Rights and Diversity in America.
(Blog post image: New York NY, AMC Empire. Photo by Andreas Praefcke https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cinemas#/media/File:AMC_Empire_25_NYC.jpg)