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Green Book: Giron Tourist Home (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-10-08

Duration: 00:05:07

Subjects: African American business enterprises | African Americans | History


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Giron, Wilbert "Sub" Interviewee
  • Giron, Donald Interviewee
  • Malveaux, Betty Interviewee


This segment from the October 8, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s visit to the house formerly known as the Giron Tourist Home (The Big House) in Opelousas, one of the sites 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: Wilbert “Sub” Giron, the grandson of the owner; Donald Giron, his cousin; and Betty Malveaux, the current resident of the house. This story is a part of the “Safe Haven: Louisiana’s Green Book” series.