Enginethusiast: Reviving the Long Ignored Black Motorcyclist
Motorcyclist-aficionados stretch the breadth of the globe and represent a variety of identities, cultures, and lived experiences. And, between them there is a shared love of throttle grips, ignition switches, foot pegs, and the indescribable vantage point of driving from the cockpit of a cycle.
In the days of The Negro Motorist Green Book—first pubished in 1936 and last published in 1967—safe passage was afforded to African-American roadtrippers via a portable index of restaurants, barber shops, hotels, and more, where they wouldn’t encounter discrimination (or worse). Armed with this guidebook, their whits, and luck, they set out to traverse their own country.
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