SUBMISSIONS FROM THE PUBLIC
Below is a listing of submissions from the public after the initial launch of the History Of Black Travel, July 2021. If you would like to submit an entry connected the development of Black leisure travel, check out the criteria.
The list of contributors include:
Elaine Lee, editor of Go Girl: The Black Woman’s Book of Travel and Adventure.
- Phillis Wheatley, Poet, And Writer Sailed To England
- Paul Cuffee Spearheaded The First Black ‘Back To Africa’ Initiative
- Martin Robison Delany Led An Exploring Party To Niger Valley To Find A Homeland For African American Repatriation
- A Narrative Of the Life And Travels Of Mrs. Nancy Prince
- Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
- Mary Fields, First African American Woman Employed As A Stagecoach Mail Carrier
- Charles Young, First African American Superintendent Of Federal Parkland
- Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., First African American To Travel To Outer Space
Black Travel Alliance
The Black Travel Alliance is a professional non-profit organization [501(c)(3)], created in 2020 to encourage, educate, equip and excel black travel professionals in education, media, and corporate positions. Our three pillars of the community are alliance, amplification, and accountability. As travel authors, bloggers, broadcasters, journalists, photographers, podcasters, social media influencers, and vloggers, we unify to amplify. We also aim to provide training and business support to our members, as well as hold destinations and travel brands accountable on the issue of diversity in travel marketing and storytelling. Along with this historical research project, we recently partnered with MMGY Global on The Black Traveler study to gather insights on Black travelers from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. From the report released January 2021, we know that the spending power of Black travelers from these six countries is US$159.5 billion annually. For more information, visit www.blacktravelalliance.org.
Tourism RESET is a multi-university and interdisciplinary research and outreach initiative that seeks to identify, study, and challenge patterns of social inequity in the tourism industry. Since its inception in 2010, Tourism RESET has advocated for anti-racism in travel, hospitality, and cultural tourism. Yet, Tourism RESET is also poised to address a broad swath of related struggles such as human trafficking in hospitality, animal welfare in tourism, accessibility, and the continuing power issues related to gender. Our partnerships include academic and industry partners in collaborating in various projects ranging from survey design, data analysis, in-depth interviews, focus groups, workshops, seminars, and grant writing. For more information, visit, www.tourismreset.com