“Coded Geographies”

Season 2, Episode 5


What if the stories L.A. told about itself relegated you to the margins?

This episode explores two underground guidebooks — The Negro Travelers’ Green Book and The Address Book — that reveal the hidden geographies many Angelenos had to navigate, exposing Los Angeles as a place of coded segregation and resistance.

Many sites visited including ONE Archives, Akbar, Tom of Finland Foundation and The Black Cat.