HCF offers guided bus tour of Columbia's African-American Sites Jan. 13 | Arts & Culture
Historic Columbia Foundation offers an African-American Heritage Sites guided bus tour, called “Home Places, Work Places, Resting Places” on Sunday, January 13 at 2 pm.
This month’s Second Sunday Roll covers more than 25 sites including Zion Baptist Church, Victory Saving Bank, The South Carolina State House, The Big Apple, Richard Samuel Roberts House, Randolph Cemetery, Benedict College, Allen University/Chappelle Hall, Mann-Simons Site, Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, Modjeska Monteith Simkins Site, Leevy’s Funeral Home and the Township Auditorium.
Join HCF at 2 p.m. for this guided bus tour highlighting the architecture and history of Columbia’s most prominent African-American Heritage Sites. The tour is $5 for Historic Columbia Foundation members and $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased by calling 803.252.1770 ext. 24 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited. Walk-up registrations are not guaranteed. The tour will meet at the Robert Mills House at 1616 Blanding Street.
“Since its creation in 1786, Columbia has featured a large African-American population whose labor, skills and vision have been integral in the city’s physical, spiritual and social evolution,” John Sherrer, HCF’s Director of Cultural Resources says. “We invite you to take this journey with us as we share the story of Columbia’s African-American community as they overcame the restrictions of Jim Crow and charted the course of the Civil Rights era.”