Bus Tour of Loudoun County's Black Communities Lead by Historians

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Bus Tour of Loudoun County's Black Communities Lead by Historians*


On NOVEMBER 14, 2015 Northern Virginia residents can learn more about Loudoun County, Virginia's historically black communities during a special planned bus tour.


Based on the Black History Committee's publication, "Loudoun County's African American Communities: A Tour Map and Guide, the tour will focus on theshared history of Loudoun's black residents while traveling along the historic routes through Leesurg and Purcellville - plus visit sites in Waterford that include the John Wesley Church and Second Street School.


The tour also will include Oatlands, Gleedsville and Middleburg, all of which are designated heritage sites along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground corridor.


Leading the all-day bus tour will be some noted volunteers - historians Phyllis Cook-Taylor, Louis Jett and Mary Randolph - all of whom were born and/or raised in Loudoun.


The tour begins at 9am at the Thomas Balch Library on West Market Street in Leesburg and ends there at around 4:30pm. Registration deadline is October 31st, or as soon as bus seats are filled.


A donation of $28/person is requested.


For more information, contact Alicia Cohen at 703-606-3275 or email aaheritavelocova@gmail.com



*Article courtesy of Leesburg Today


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Tours like that can bring an area to life far beyond what a book or speech can do. Being a history buff I would love to go.

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