Walking Tour: The Black Heritage of Burlington

Date(s) - 05/22/21
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Racial Justice Team brings you a walking tour: The Black Heritage of Burlington

Saturday, May 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Take a walk along Archibald and Elmwood Streets with historian Elise Guyette to discover some of the African American history of the Old North End. As we walk and talk, we will encounter a former black church, a black-owned grocery store, the former home of black barbers who worked on Church St., a hotel that was once in the “Green Book” and more. Meet at 78 Elmwood, at the South end of Elmwood Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. We will end our walk at George and Elaine Little Park on the corner of North Winooski and Archibald. Elise Guyette is author of Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburg, 1790-1890.

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Maximum of 20 people on the tour with a minimum age of 12. Plan to wear a facial mask and be ready to keep a 6 ft. distance from others. There is no set fee for this walk but we will pass a hat to subsidize the funds the Society is providing. We know you will learn and enjoy this walk!