In celebration of Black History Month, a month-long celebration of African-American culture and history, we’ve gathered some of the most interesting, interactive tours that shed light on important figures from Black History and the ongoing exploration of Black lives, their achievements, rich culture, heritage, and history.
Black History in Bahia: Walking Tour in Pelourinho
Who better to show you around the first capital of Brazil, Salvador in Bahia, than local Sayuri Cardoso Koshima, who grew up in this historic town known for its outstanding Renaissance buildings and brightly colored houses. On this live walking tour, you’ll hear traditional Bahia music, “dance” to the Samba reggae of Mestre Neguinho do Samba, tour the Sao Francisco Church (the most famous "gold" church in Brazil), and learn more about Black history hero Manoel Querino and his pioneering work as a labor leader, politician and Black vindicationist.
A March Through Time - A Historic Walking Tour of Cape Town
Led by South African Anita Hermanus (also known as Aunty Nita) who grew up on the Cape Flats, this immersive tour of the Mother City brings one through the iconic St. George's Cathedral and the Company Gardens. Walk past the lively flower sellers at Trafalgar Place before ending at the iconic City Hall where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after being freed from 27 years of imprisonment on 11 Feb 1990.
Afro-Argentine Heritage Tour
This unique tour sheds light on the rich Afro-Argentine history of Argentina. Hosted by a Jewish Afro-Argentine performance artist, she elaborates on the lesser-known facets of Afro-Argentine culture, and their influence on everything from the tango to the quilombos (communities formed by descendants of runaway slaves) while exploring the historic neighborhood of San Telmo.
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