Awhile back I posted on the listings that one could find in the Negro Motorist Green Book for establishments in Memphis, TN. Below are some of the ads I found in the Memphis Negro Yearbook and Business Directory for 1949. If I find more information on these businesses and others featured in the Negro Motorists Green Book I’ll be sure to post.
Mitchell Hotel 160 Hernando St
Marquette Hotel 507 Linden
Both of these hotels are owned by Black women. I wonder if there is a backstory there. I will continue searching for pictures of the actual establishments.
– Source: Negro Yearbook and Business Directory 1949 (Memphis & Shelby County Room – Benjamin Hooks Library)