African American History Walking Tour

Date(s) - 10/24/20
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The FUUSB Racial Justice Team brings you a walking tour: 
African American History at Lakeview Cemetery

This tour acquaints you with some of the African descended people in Lakeview Cemetery. While we explore this little-known part of Burlington’s long history, you meet barbers, housekeepers, soldiers, market owners and others to reveal a small but vibrant black community in the Queen City during the 19th and 20th centuries. Presented by Elise Guyette, author of Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburg, 1790-1890. Meet at the entrance to Lakeview Cemetery. Also called Burlington City Cemetery, 455 North Avenue.
Registration required – Please see sign-up details in the eNews. (Note: This event has been rescheduled from 10/17.)

Maximum of 20 people on the tour with a minimum age of 14. Plan to wear a facial mask and be ready to keep a 6 foot distance from others. There is no set fee but we will pass a hat to subsidize the funds the Society is providing. We know you will learn and enjoy this walk!