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The Black Traveler Insights, Opportunities & Priorities

United States – The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities

On September 9th, 2000, MMGY Global announced that they would be developing a series of market research studies to be informed by diverse travel advocacy organizations to better identify the needs, behaviors, and sentiments of underrepresented travel communities. The first installment of these studies titled  The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities.. Read More…

U.S. Civil Rights Trail logo.

United States Civil Rights Trail

The U.S. Civil Rights Trail is a coalition of more than 100 churches, public service buildings, museums, and other landmarks in the South of the United States. These played a pivotal role in advancing social justice in the 1950s and 1960s, including those for Black road travelers. Some of the.. Read More…

Historic Harrington School. Photo Credit: © Historic Harrington School.

United States – The Historical Harrington School

The Historic Harrington School, formerly known as the Harrington Graded School, was built in the 1920s and served as the main educational structure for three African American communities on St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States. In 2017, The Historic Harrington School on St Simons Island finishes renovation and opens as.. Read More…

The Big House at Whitney Plantation Historic District in Louisiana. Photo Credit: © Bill Leiser via Wikimedia Commons.

United States – Whitney Plantation Historic District

First opened to the public on December 7, 2014, The Whitney Plantation Historic District is a museum devoted to educating the public about the history of slavery and its legacies. The museum, including the main house and outbuildings, is preserved near Wallace, in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, on.. Read More…

United States – President Barack Obama Visits Goree Island

President Obama, the first Black president of the United States visits Goree Island, Senegal, with his wife, First Lady, Michell Obama, and other members of their family. Goree Island is a symbolically important landmark that serves as a reminder of ships bound for America bearing enslaved Africans in shackles. References:.. Read More…

Team of African American climbers in 2013, part of Expedition Denali. Photo Credit: © Expedition Denali.

United States – Denali Expedition

On June 7, 1913, Walter Harper, Harry Karstens, Hudson Stuck, and Robert Tatum were credited with being the first men to reach the top of Mt. McKinley’s, now known as Denali. To mark the 100th anniversary, a team of African Americans did a similar climb. Known as the Denali Expedition,.. Read More…

United States – Pin Point Heritage Museum

Pin Point Heritage Museum located in Savannah, Georgia, showcases the history and culture of the Gullah Geechee people, a product of West African traditions brought to America on slave ships.   References: Pin Point Heritage Museum. Video: “Pin Point Heritage Museum – Savannah, GA,” Visit Savannah, YouTube video, 0:47, February.. Read More…

United States – Withers Collection Museum & Gallery

The Withers family open the Withers Collection Museum & Gallery on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. Opened in February 2011, the museum and archive displays the photography of Ernest Withers, an African American entertainment and civil rights photographer who worked on Beale Street before its revitalization. References: Withers Collection Museum.. Read More…