1906 Atlanta Massacre Walking Tour ~ Saturday, September 20, 2014

1906 Atlanta Massacre WalkingTour-20 September 2014 copy

Black Mecca of the South Tours invites you to join us on the historic 1906 Atlanta Massacre Walking Tour. The tour is 90 minutes and 1.5 miles of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.    RSVP at blackmeccatours@yahoo.com or 678-663-0831

William H. Crogman“Here we have worked and prayed and tried to make good men and women of our colored population, and at our very doorstep the whites kill these good men. But the lawless element in our population, the element we have condemned, fights back, and it is to these people that we owe our lives.” – Dr.William H. Crogman, first Black president of Clark University



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Macedonia/Bagley Park Walking Tour


Macedonia-Bagley Park Walking Tour_16 Aug 2014

Image courtesy of Sheila Spree Bright

Image courtesy of Sheila Pree Bright

Step back into time and explore the last remnants of a once thriving Black community known as Macedonia Park/Bagley Park, nestled in the heart of present day Buckhead. Learn about William Bagley, Mamie German, First Lady Savannah Holmes, John Owens, Mt. Olive AME Church and the historic slave cemetery. This tour is 90 minutes and 1.5 miles of walking. Please wear comfortable shoes.

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Mary Turner and the Lynching Rampage of 1918

“The Mary Turner case is one of the darkest in the history of this country. They took her and they took her to a tree. They tied her ankles around a limb of that tree. And then they took a knife and cut open her stomach. And when the baby fell to the ground one of the men took the heel of his boot and crushed its head until it was dead. And now they want us to forget that. They never ask the Jews to forget what happened to them. And the Jews won’t let those who are responsible forget it.” – Reverend Floyd Rose of Serenity Church in Valdosta, GA


Mary Turner & the Lynching Rampage of 1918

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David Tobias Howard Walking Tour


Saturday – March 1, 2014

10am & 1pm – $10 per person

Take a stroll down memory lane. Join us in the Historic Old Fourth Ward. See the homes of prominent African American leaders such as Grand Master John Wesley Dobbs, Bishop Joseph Simeon Flipper, Alexander Hamilton, Bishop Wesley J. Gaines and others. Learn about the rich culture and heritage of the Historic Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark District and its surrounding communities.

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Historic Sunset Avenue District Walking Tour


Historic Sunset Avenue District Walking Tour

Saturday – February 15, 2014 

10am & 1pm – $10 per person

See the homes of prominent African American leaders such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. Carrie L. McCarter of the Neighborhood Union Health Center, Atlanta Life Insurance Vice President Eugene M. Martin, National Domestic Workers Union founder Dorothy Bolden, Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Giles of Morris Brown College and others. Hear the stories about the Wachendorff Estate and Nursery, the Sunset Amusement Park, the Magnolia Ballroom and the Breitenbucher Estate. 

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Historic Sweet Auburn Avenue Walking Tour – January 18, 2014

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As part of commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I invite you to take advantage of a special walking tour of the Historic Sweet Auburn Avenue on January 18, 2014. Embark on a journey with us to learn little known stories of Dr. King and others who helped define the Sweet Auburn community.

This tour is offered at the special rate of $10 per person (limit 30). It’s approximately 90 minutes long so please wear comfortable shoes. Available tour times are 10am and 1pm.

~ Reservation required ~
Please rsvp via e-mail to blackmeccatours@yahoo.com

Historic Sweet Auburn Ave Walking Tour

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Dr. Georgia Dwelle

1884 – 1977

Dr. Georgia Dwelle was a saint, saviour, soldier, scholar, healer and deliverer in the Atlanta community for over four decades. Dr. Dwelle faced considerable hardship and discrimination, yet she continued to believe that no profession was better suited to serve humanity than medicine and that “competent women physicians” could find or create their own opportunities within the profession if they had to. (nlm.nih.gov)    


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