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Salem’s Black Heritage Audio Tour
September 16, 2017
|Recurring Event (See all)
One event on September 16, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on September 17, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on September 22, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am
One event on September 24, 2017 at 12:00am
Salem’s Black Heritage is incredibly rich. As slaves or free men and women, as merchants, mariners, abolitionists, and activists, people of color and their advocates have been an integral part of Salem almost since the city’s founding in 1626. Did you know Salem was a hotbed of abolitionist activity? That the Black Picnic dates to 1741, or that the city’s public schools were among the first in the nation to be integrated? Learn more through this audio tour, featuring 25 sites, each with a narration of 1-3 minutes. And don’t miss the complementary Remond Family tour on September 24th.
Pick and choose the sites of interest to you. Sites are spread across Salem and can be visited in any order. Many merely mark a home or the location where an event occurred. Not all sites have buildings of historical interest. Download app at www.uniguide.me, then select Salem’s Black Heritage.