Downtown Walking Tour Of African-American Historical Sites Is Wednesday


National Park Partners will host a guided tour of African-American historical sites around downtown Chattanooga beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The walking tour project is part of a “Centennial and Beyond” grant received by National Park Partners from the National Environmental Education Foundation, designed to bring National Park Service programming into underserved communities following the 100th Anniversary of the Park Service in 2016. The Centennial and Beyond grants, made possible by The Kendeda Fund, support projects that build the capacity of organizations such as National Park Partners to engage and steward diverse audiences that are reflective of their park units’ surrounding communities.

The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and proceed…

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