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V8 Cab Line (2022)

Safe Haven: Louisiana's Green Book



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-02-22

Duration: 00:04:38

Subjects: African American business enterprises | African Americans | History | Transportation | TAXI CABS


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Coleman, Monroe, II Interviewee


This episode of the series “Safe Haven” from February 22, 2022, features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the four African American-owned taxi cab services in New Orleans, including the V-8 Cab Line, that were featured in “The Negro Motorists Green Book,” a travel guide that listed locations that were safe for African Americans to visit during segregation. She interviews Monroe Coleman II, the owner of Coleman Cab Co.