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Green Book: Taxi Cabs (2022)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2022-02-25

Duration: 00:05:21

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


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


This segment from the February 25, 2022, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” 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. This story is a part of the “Safe Haven: Louisiana’s Green Book” series.