by Nduta Waweru, at 08:00 am, November 27, 2018, Culture

Five heritage trails you should tour to learn about African American history

Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters. Photo: Jekyll Island Authority

Mapping the history of a people takes various forms: through literature, the arts and more. In many countries, important events in history are immortalised in museums and through live-events such as heritage or freedom trails, where people get to tour specific sites of political or cultural importance.

In America, the history of slavery and the experience of black people since they landed on the continent are currently featured in a number of historic trails across the country. Through these, visitors will get to learn about the events as well as the notable people whose stories have almost disappear from the public sphere.

It is not only a way to learn about black history but also honour the people who made it happen.

Scroll through to find out more about the heritage trail of African American history.

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