The Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC) is launching the “Alabama Green Book,” a statewide directory of black-owned businesses. It’s modeled after the “Negro Motorist Green Book” or Green Book, a Jim Crow-era travel guide that helped black travelers find businesses that would serve them. It was compiled by Victor Hugo Green, a black postman.
More than 60 industry categories are featured in the Alabama Green Book. Black businesses from urban and rural areas are featured. Its website is alabamagreenbook.com.
“We invite public and private agencies to use the Alabama Green Book to diversify their database of potential contractors and vendors,” Mitchell said. “It also will be a valuable resource for consumers who want to patronize Black-owned businesses in our state.”
The ASBCC creates, fosters and promoteseconomic development and opportunities for Black communities and its members. Its seven member chambers are the Birmingham Metro Black Chamber, Huntsville Metro Black Chamber, Mobile Area Black Chamber, Northeast Alabama Black Chamber, River Region Black Chamber, Tuscaloosa Area Black Chamber, and the Wiregrass Black Chamber.
For more information, please contact Jerry Mitchell at [email protected]