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Surging Interest in Black History Gives a Lift to Museums, Tourism

Planning your travels for 2019?  Martha E. Moore’s article, describing the rising attendance at African American museums and historic sites, can provide some ideas.  Of special note, the U. S. Civil Rights Trail, which marks significant sites across the South,…

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On a Civil Rights Trail, Essential Sites and Indelible Detours

Rather than travel to the sites on the United States Civil Rights Trail, Ron Stodghill created his own tour to sites of significance in African American history, such as Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kansas City, Missouri, and Topeka, Kansas.  Read his article…

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Remembering Harlem’s Muslim History

Since 2014, graduate student Katie Merriman points out sites, past and present, related to the Muslim history of Harlem during her free walking tours of the area.  Click here to read about highlights of the tour through a rapidly changing…

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Past Imperfect

On the radio program This American Life, comedian and actor Azie Dungey recounts her time playing a slave for visiting tourists at George Washington’s estate in Mount Vernon. Listen to this 12 minutes segment by clicking here.

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Exploiting African-American History For ‘Ghost Tours’

During an interview on Here and Now, Tiya Miles, professor at the University of Michigan and author of Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era (The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures…

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