Here it is, a year since the last in-person OUP walk. A lot has changed in the last year, but it’s still not possible to do in-person walks like we normally do.
In recognition of that, and in honor of Black History Month and Black Lives Matter, I’ve created a digital version of the Black History walk that we’ve led in previous years. You can either do it as a self-guided tour with your phone, or do it virtually from your computer.
As with the other digital walking tours we’ve published, the tour page gives some basics about the walk: the topic, where to start, how long the walk is, etc. When you’re ready to take the walk, either self-guided in the real world, or virtually from your computer, click on Start the tour and go from there.
thanks for doing this….virtual touring is where it is at….during the Pandemic.
Hello, and thank you for the information! I wonder if there is any organization still doing these tours, and if so, how can I be in contact with them? We are an emerging travel agency that has shifted to provide local, culturally-based tours during COVID and I would love to learn more about these tours, and possibly collaborate. Will love to hear from you!
A longer email is on its way to you, but for others who come across this, I’ve been working with the Friends of the Hoover-Durant Public Library on a Black Liberation Walking Tour in the Hoover-Durant/Hoover-Foster neighborhood. See the blwt.org website http://blwt.org/ for more info, including the official tour launch on June 19th, 2021.
Do you plan to have in-person tours by mid-August?
I’m hoping to do a tour on August 14 (2nd Saturday). Since you’re the first to respond — which Oakland tour would you like it to be?
Gene, if you’re doing any in-person tours on Thursday, Friday, or Monday please let me know. My girls and I would be interested in finding out the details. We can do the self-guided but since they’re teens, I think they’d be much more into it if they had a live person.