ALEXANDRIA, VA — Travel+Leisure is highlighting City Council member and Manumission Tour Business proprietor John T. Chapman in new video clip about his Underground Railroad tour.
The Underground Railroad Route, a walking tour introduced in tumble 2020, is talked about in a video produced by the journal in time for Black History Thirty day period. The tour options tales of enslaved people in Alexandria who escaped by using the Underground Railroad. These accounts appear from abolitionist William Still’s 1872 ebook referred to as “The Underground Railroad.” The tour reveals in which these folks may perhaps have lived and labored, when and how they escaped and who might have assisted them.
You can hear Chapman examine the tales in the movie underneath or much more in depth on future going for walks excursions. The Alexandria Underground Railroad stories tour and other folks can be booked on-line at www.manumissiontours.com or at the Alexandria Customer Middle (Ramsay Dwelling). Other excursions involve Freedom’s Fight in Alexandria and Duke Street’s Black Historical past.
Manumission Tour Organization was started out in 2016 by Chapman, a fourth era Alexandrian. The tour firm seeks to spotlight the background of Black people in Alexandria by guided excursions.
To locate other Black history experiences and Black Background Thirty day period functions in Alexandria, see Take a look at Alexandria’s web-site.