Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia while soaking in the fullest array of our nation’s most important and historic monuments and sights. With a focus on the city’s early history, The Black Journey will bring to light every detail of Philly’s Black past. Walk in the footsteps of enslaved...Read More
Meet your guide (holding "The Black Journey" sign) in front of the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Street, Philadelphia (North East corner of Market Street).
Every Saturday and public holidays during the spring, summer, and autumn at 2:00pm. RSVP in advance required...
There is still time to join The Black Journey: Black History Walking Tour of Philadelphia this season! We have tours every Saturday until November 11. Learn about Philadelphia’s rich Black History!
The Black Journey was featured in an NBC10 article about the Fourth of July events in Philadelphia!
"Nearby, local attorney Raina Yancey was giving a tour at The President's House at the corner of Fifth and Market streets, the location of George Washington's house when he became the first comm...
Take a journey to Congo Square, visit the unmarked graves of free and enslaved victims of the yellow fever epidemic, learn about the Quaker school where both Black and White students were educated together and other locations you will visit first hand. See where the Fugitive Slave Act was passed ...Read More
The Black Journey was pleased to be featured in this Christian Science Monitor article about Black History Walking Tours all over the country!
shelleyI was entertaining two friends from out of town and this walking tour was a perfect way to show them Philadelphia from a Black perspective. My friends are history buffs and very knowledgeable and left the tour learning more about the founding of our country. This tour is a great value and you'll meet interesting people in the tour group who have a thirst for the full history and untold stories of the United States!
- renee hI experienced a virtual tour today during the Hardy/Mills Family Reunion by Raina , the Black Journey of Philadelphia! It was terrific! The narrator was knowledgeable and the history was rich! I was very impressed with the information presented. I look forward to a tour in person! Great job Raina! Let’s support small black businesses as we increase our knowledge of our rich history! Rene’e Mills Hill
- Philly HWe were looking for a virtual group activity for our team. The Black Journey was offering virtual tours! What an incredible hour we had. Raina brought the Black history of Philadelphia to life. Sharing portraits of people, stories, landmarks all across Philly without leaving our desks! It felt like we were walking through the city together. This isn't your typical tour, this is an honest truth about The Black Journey. Although there is heartbreaking and difficult material to hear, this tour is family friendly. In fact one of the attendees said "this should be presented in every public school in Philadelphia". Raina certainly has a gift for sharing hard stories and history of slavery as well as bringing light to some celebratory moments and featuring accomplished Black figures in our history. We 100% recommend and can't wait to do another tour. Maybe the next one will be in person, fingers crossed!
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