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Writer highlights Route 66 safe havens for black travelers
It was called the “Mother Road” and an icon path bridging Chicago and Los Angeles through the Southwest amid diners with rockabilly jukeboxes and neon-lit motels. But black travelers traveling on Route 66 from the 1930s on needed a guide known as the Green Book to help located the few motels and restaurants that would serve them. Now a photographer is hoping to bring attention to the venues along the historic Route 66 that once provided a safe haven for blacks, although many remaining buildings in places like Albuquerque sit abandoned in now poverty-stricken neighborhoods. (Video by AP's Russell Contreras)