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The Everready (2021)

Safe Haven: Louisiana's Green Book



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-10-29

Duration: 00:05:16

Subjects: African American business enterprises | African Americans | History


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Forbes, Joan Henderson Interviewee


This episode of the series “Safe Haven” from October 29, 2021, features Kara St. Cyr’s visit to the former site of the Everready Hotel, Café, and Taxi Line in Baton Rouge, one of the businesses featured in “The Negro Motorists Green Book,” a travel guide that listed locations that were safe for African Americans to visit during segregation. St. Cyr reports that the Everready was the first hotel for African Americans in Baton Rouge. She interviews Joan Henderson Forbes, the niece of the owner.