Multiple Days: 04/21/2012, 05/05/2012Location: Boston Public Garden at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free of Charge
The Emancipation Tour, led by Beacon Hill Scholar and local historian Vincent Licenziato, is a guided walk through the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods of Boston highlighting twelve statues, sculptures, and monuments that commemorate people and events relevant to African American history. Tour participants will be encouraged to reflect on the ways in which these people and events remain relevant today. The tour is just over 1 ¾ miles and is approximately two hours long - so wear comfortable shoes!
On May 5th, join us for The Emancipation Tour Part Two: Civil War - First Battle of the Modern Civil Rights Movement.
This portion of the tour starts at the statue of William Lloyd Garrison on Commonwealth Avenue (between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets) and ends in the South End at Harriet Tubman Square, the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Warren Street.
Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour is limited to 15 people. For more information on Boston African American National Historic Site, please call (617) 742-5415. For more information on the Beacon Hill Scholars, please visit www.beaconhillscholars.org.