The “Alabama Green Book” statewide directory of black owned businesses in Alabama pays homage to “The Negro Motorist Green Book” popularity known as the Green Book. The Green Book, travel guide published “1936-67” during the segregation era in the United States, identified businesses that would accept black customers. Compiled by Victor Hugo Green, a black postman, it helped make travel comfortable and safe for African Americans in the period before the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In a similar vein, the Alabama Green Book, an online directory published by the Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC) seeks to increase overall business patronage and economic growth of black-owned businesses located in the state of Alabama.