In honor of Black History month, Inside Out Tours, a company specializing in off the beaten path and cultural tours, invites media to an exclusive preview of the “New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour” on Thursday, February 16th. The inaugural bus tour will uncover stops on the Underground Railroad and explore the history of slavery in New York City – from Broadway to Wall Street.
DATE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PLACE: TOUR STARTS AT ONE BOWLING GREEN, NEW YORK, NY 10004
MEDIA RSVP REQUIRED. Please contact Sandra Plasse, 516-659-7931, firstname.lastname@example.org
“So much of New York’s history has been forgotten or lost and we hope to bring that history back to life through the stories of the courageous men and women who risked their lives to end slavery,” says Stacey Toussaint, President of Inside Out Tours.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Downing’s Oyster House: A once famous restaurant and an unknown stop on the Underground Railroad
- The Home of David Ruggles: An active abolitionist and journalist who personally helped as many as 600 people escape slavery, including Frederick Douglass
- The National African Burial Ground Memorial: A 17th and 18th century burial ground of free and enslaved African Americans that was rediscovered in 1991
- Foley Square: Known for the 1741 slave conspiracy that resulted in the execution of thirty four people
The “New York City Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour” is now available to the public on Saturdays at 2 p.m. For tickets, go to: http://www.insideouttours.com/wordpress/new-york-city-slavery-and-underground-railroad-tour/