The Green Book Guide to Freedom (copy)

In the 1930s to 1960s, an annual series of books, 'The Negro Motorist Green Book,' helped black travelers navigate Jim Crow-era America. 

The Fourth Annual Mid City Micro-Con, which celebrates diverse and inclusive comics, creators and fans, will be held Aug. 7-8 at the East Baton Rouge Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.

Hours for the event are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Learn about topics like indie publishing, voice acting, nerdy businesses and more from experienced creators on Saturday; sign up or come to cheer at the Cosplay Contest on Sunday.

At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, there will be the Green Book panel discussion, where creators will explore Jim Crow-era Black history in comics in collaboration with the Capitol Park Museum and its upcoming exhibition, "The Negro Motorist Green Book," developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with Candacy Taylor.

For a full schedule of events, list of participating guests, Cosplay Contest rules, links to last year's session recordings and more information on authentic representation in comics, visit the Mid City Micro-Con InfoGuide at