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United States – Henderson Travel Service, First African American Travel Agency

In 1955, during the decade known as “the golden age of travel,” Freddye Henderson and her husband, Jacob, opened Henderson Travel Service in Atlanta to assist African-Americans who wanted to travel internationally.  The agency planned and booked thousands of trips for black travelers, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1964 visit to Oslo, Norway, where […]

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National Museum of African American History and Culture. Photo Credit: © Alan Karchmer via Smithsonian Institution.

United States – National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Description: The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in Washington DC on September 24, 2016, making the four-level museum the only national museum solely dedicated to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. The museum allows visitors to walk the path of American Americans from slavery to civil rights to

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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 & Gallery. Video: “Withers Collection

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United States – Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission

The Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is a federal National Heritage Area in the United States, signifying the important story of the Gullah-Geechee people for sustaining their cultural traditions, and for being a reflection of the values of ingenuity, pride, and perseverance. The Gullah-Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends along the coast of the southeastern United States

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United States – Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center & Museum

Geechee refers to the African-based culture that has survived along coastal Georgia for more than 250 years. Kunda is a Sarakolé word that means “compound” or “house of hope.” Considered the epicenter of Gullah Geechee’s history and culture, Geechee Kunda is often the site of festivals and tours, hosting visitors from near and far. Opened

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