Philadelphia Historic African American Tours

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Philadelphia Historic African American Tours – Lauded as one of the most engaging step-on bus offerings, Charlene Palmore-Lewis’ 3.5-hour tour entwines what she refers to as “traditional” American history with African-American history, which predates William Penn’s arrival and stretches from Jamestown to today. Visitors discover four out of five of Penn’s original parks—includingPhiladelphia Historic African American Tours – Lauded as one of the most engaging step-on bus offerings, Charlene Palmore-Lewis’ 3.5-hour tour entwines what she refers to as “traditional” American history with African-American history, which predates William Penn’s arrival and stretches from Jamestown to today. Visitors discover four out of five of Penn’s original parks—including

 

 Philadelphia history is African-American history:

  • The nation’s birthplace and first World Heritage City is home to the founding church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination (201-year-old Mother Bethel A.M.E.) and the country’s first major museum devoted to black American history (African American Museum in Philadelphia).
  • Landmarks in Philadelphia’s Historic District, from the Liberty Bell to street-side Historical Markers, tell of the successes, struggles and contributions of African-Americans through the centuries. Beyond the original city, Philadelphia’s vibrant neighborhoods offer glimpses into the pasts of African-American whose impacts live on today (Marian Anderson Residence, Paul Robeson House).
  • These Philadelphia museums, landmarks, churches and other sites present this rich history through a host of public programs, special exhibitions and educational opportunities for visitors of all ages.

 

 

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