There has been a revived interest in it in the early 21st century in connection with studies of black travel during the Jim Crow era.Prior to the legislative accomplishments of the Civil Rights Movement, black travelers in the United States faced major problems unknown to most whites.Russian Northern coast is a vast territory lays for a few thousand of miles and all this coastline is inside the Polar Circle.Long polar winters mean no daylight at all, just one day changes another without any sign of the Sun rising above the horizon. But across this Northern coast there was always a short way for the cargo boats to travel from Eastern part of Russia to the Western.It was little known outside the African-American community.Shortly after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed the types of racial discrimination that had made the Green Book necessary, publication ceased and it fell into obscurity.White supremacists had long sought to restrict black mobility, and were uniformly hostile to black strangers.As a result, simple auto journeys for black people were fraught with difficulty and potential danger.
So, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union decided to build a chain of lighthouses to guide ships finding their way in the dark polar night across uninhabited shores of the Soviet Russian Empire.
After reviewing different ideas on how to make them work for a years without service and any external power supply, Soviet engineers decided to implement atomic energy to power up those structures.
So, special lightweight small atomic reactors were produced in limited series to be delivered to the Polar Circle lands and to be installed on the lighthouses.
A bitter commentary published in a 1947 issue of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's magazine, The Crisis, highlighted the uphill struggle blacks faced in recreational travel: Would a Negro like to pursue a little happiness at a theater, a beach, pool, hotel, restaurant, on a train, plane, or ship, a golf course, summer or winter resort?
Would he like to stop overnight at a tourist camp while he motors about his native land 'Seeing America First'? Such restrictions dated back to colonial times, and were found throughout the United States.