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Safe Haven: Louisiana's Green Book: Horatio's Esso Service Station #2

Safe Haven: Louisiana's Green Book: Horatio's Esso Service Station #2

Episode 3: Horatio's Esso Service Station #2

Not long ago something as simple as filling up your gas tank was potentially dangerous for African Americans. In this episode of Safe Haven, Kara St. Cyr visits the historic African American town of Scotlandville to meet former House Representative Dalton Honore at the once-prominent Horatio’s Esso Service Station #2. They discuss the importance of service stations in the Green Book and the civil rights movement. The series is based off "The Negro Motorist Green Book" exhibit at the Capitol Park Museum by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and sponsored by ExxonMobil Baton Rouge.

Special thank you to the Tulane University Hogan Archive of New Orleans Music and New Orleans Jazz for photographs.

Credits: Host - Kara St. Cyr Producers - Emma Reid and Kara St. Cyr Executive Producer - Linda Midgett Digital Media Director - D. Ray! Washington Videographers - Emma Reid Editor - Matt Hathcox Graphics - Ryan Golden

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