- 3-hour black history tour of Savannah by air-conditioned bus
- Watch a DVD slideshow about the history of Savannah’s black community while riding around town
- Learn about the origin of the term 'African-American' and the 'weeping time'
- Visit the First African Baptist Church where the first all-black Baptist congregation is said to have prayed
- Explore Beach Institute Museum at leisure and see an array of African-American cultural artifacts
- Try a Caribbean conch salad and mango tea in Ye Old Herb Shoppe, a specialty Caribbean food shop
What You Can Expect
The tour began right on time from the Savannah Information Center and Savannah Museum - the old railway center from the post-vellum era - not with the regular driver/guide - who was indisposed - but with Gary Evans - one of the company principals and researcher/writer of the script. We were the only couple on the tour - and so easily took in the information and the sights as the bus slowly trundled its way around the city and its African American history - lots of firsts - churches and schools - music too - but the dreadful circumstances of the importation of African slaves was not glossed over - and one has to remember that the State of Georgia began as a non-slave colony also banned - spirits, Catholics and lawyers - the last more a wish than a proscription apparently! The first slaves were used in rice growing - and in the production of indigo - before cotton became the major agricultural and plantation king. Haitian militia men fought with those local militias fighting against the British during the War of Independence, too. And we learned something of the Gullah-Geechee presence and cultural context, too. Thanks, Gary!
The tour guide Ralph Bass was awesome !! Everyone should take the tour it was well paced and unique.
This was not what we expected because we only tour one black museum and only passed the places we thought we would get an inside tour and I don't think the Carribean herb shop was related to the Black historical events for Savannah. We paid for a three hour tour, but only got two hours.
IT was not worth the money that we paid. We would never do that again.