Auburn Avenue African American Half Day Human Rights/Civil Rights Tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

Duration5 hours
Guide LanguageEnglish
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Auburn Avenue African American All Inclusive Tour is designed to give guests an overview of Black life and culture in Atlanta, starting from Juneteenth/Emancipation Day,1865 to Atlanta modern Civil Rights Movement, 1965. Heavy emphasis will be placed on Rosenwald educational system for Black students in Atlanta and Booker T Washington who was known as the Great Black Educator. Come and see the relationship between Alonzo Herndon, George Washington Carver, and Julius Rosenwald Foundation.
Guests will see Atlanta Historic Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Georgia's first Black public high school and America's first Black city park. Booker T Washington High School was the first black public high school in Georgia and the first Black school in the Atlanta Public School System. Come and see how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Grandfather organized the community to create a public high school for Black students in Atlanta. This same school is where Dr. Martin Luther King attended.


The Historic Herndon Mansion Museum built in 1910 by Alonzo Herndon and wife Adrianne Herndon. Alonzo Herndon was born/enslaved in 1858 on a plantation in Georgia. Alonzo Herndon story is a story of success and dignity. Come to the Herndon Home and see how a man overcame racism and enslaved to become Georgia first Black millionaire.
Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Park is located on Auburn Avenue Street, this street was once considered the wealthiest Black street in America. Guests will see the community of young Martin Luther King Jr. Martin was born in his Grandfather Rev Alfred Daniel Williams home, this home and community has been restored back to represent the first twelve years of Martin Luther King Jr.
Booker T Washington High School is a must see, Georgia first Black public high school named after that world famous educator Booker T Washington. Guest will see how education, a small southern town, and communities provided education for Black students prior to emancipation. See how this small community provide normal Education and college level classes for a deprived community through the Rosenwald foundation.
Guests will ride through the HBCU, Historic Black Colleges and Universities, Guests will see WEB Dubois statue situated on our famous "Atlanta Student Movement Street", Spelman College, Morehouse College, Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Clark Atlanta University, and historic West End village, the beginning of the city of Atlanta.
A must see, Atlanta old Sears building is the new Ponce City Market. This is the new hip thing to hit Midtown Atlanta.
Check out Krog Street Market and explore Atlanta Belt Line. Krog Street Market is a local market within Inman Park community, this is a place where our guests can taste local food and wine. Come and play like the local community.
Atlanta Student Movement Street-The platform that I am entering this heading under would not allow me to write out Atlanta Students Movement Street. Maybe this platform is racially motivated. Come and see the street that changed the nation, Atlanta Student Movement Street. Atlanta University Students marched off their campus in protest to the city of Atlanta racial laws of 1960. Viator has no concept of Black histories in Atlanta, when I attempt to write about Black Atlanta, this is the heading I get, Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia. This is the year of 2023, I would expect more from this organization.


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We do not pick up at Atlanta Airport

Additional Information

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.