Student-founded “Green Book” magazine celebrates students of color

The new SMU publication “Green Book” written by and for students of color launched May 1. This magazine features both a split of profiles of students of color and work written by students of color. “Green Book” gives non-white students at SMU a voice and provides a platform to tell the campus what they feel and think.

The magazine takes its name after the guidebook of the same title published by Victor Hugo Green between 1936 and 1966. The book showed blacks in America where they could walk, dine, shop, book hotels, etc. during a time where Jim Crow laws and lawful segregation still reigned.

Non-white students do not have a prominent voice in many of SMU’s publications, so “Green Book” allows for inclusivity and equal representation.

“I am very proud of this publication and the opportunity we have created for non-white students on this campus,” Co-founder and copy editor Temi George said.

The magazine held a soft launch in Meadows School of the Arts May 1, and another the following day in Fondren Library. “Green Book” will be placed strategically around campus for students to pick up, so keep an eye out!