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Freedom Black History Bus Tour
Join us Saturday September 21, 2019 – 1pm for an amazing bus tour of some of San Antonio’s most historic African-American landmarks and locations! This experience is being brought to you by Melaneyes Media, the producers of “Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City”.
We will load passengers at the MLK Academy @ 12:30pm and will be prepared to hit the road by 1pm sharp. From MLK Academy, we will take a ride to visit a host of monumental sites including:
-The Carver Cultural Community Center (formerly the Colored Branch Library)
-Phyllis Wheatley High School
-The Ella Austin Orphanage … and more
As we tour the city, we will explain the history and cultural significance of the places we visit. This Freedom Bus Tour is a result of the information and history revealed in the documentary film “Walk on the River.”and was organized at the request of many of our supporters. As the city grows and changes, as the “Eastside” (historically considered the Black side of town) becomes more gentrified, as historical locations and landmarks are being demolished or forgotten- we are doing our best to help preserve our own history and tell our own story.