Celebrate the Legacies of Harriet Tubman and Several Atlanta Icons Buried at
Atlanta’s oldest African-American Cemetery, South-View
Onward: A Harriet Hike will combine history with health & wellness this November
ATLANTA, October 14, 2019 - Join VisitBlackHistory.com & GirlTrek Atlanta’s
Brookhaven Seedplanters and Glenwood Gogetters on Saturday, November 2nd at the
renowned South-View Cemetery in Atlanta for Onward: A Harriet Hike. In South-View
An African American City of the Dead, historian D.L. Henderson writes “South-View
Cemetery is a unique cultural repository of history and memory.” When a national call
to action to organize women across the nation and encourage them to hit the trails in
honor of Harriet Tubman, South View Cemetery immediately came to mind.
Established in 1886, South-View is noted as Georgia’s oldest African-American
Those taking part in “Onward: A Harriet Hike” will not only participate in the
national call to action to celebrate the life of Harriet Tubman but will also walk
away having learned the significance of Atlanta’s South-View Cemetery and the
legacies of several icons who've been laid to rest there. This will be a day of
fellowship to honor and be among our ancestors whose efforts and memories
live on today.
“Onward: A Harriet Hike” participants will take part in a guided tour and learn
about the life of various individuals interred at South-View, including: Geneva
Haugabrooks, Grace Towns Hamilton, Martin Luther King, Sr. and Ablerta
Williams King, Annie McPheeters. Actors will portray the Clara Pitts, Moses
Amos, Mary Crolley, and George Wilder.
This national call to action coincides with the box office release weekend of
Harriet. Focus Features’ film description:
Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter.
HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and
transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and
tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history
Onward: A Harriet Hike
Saturday, November 2, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1990 Jonesboro Road SE
Atlanta GA 30315
VisitBlackHistory.com is an ed-tech company that generates awareness for and
encourages travel to African American historic sites, museums, and cultural events.
Visit www.visitblackhistory.com to learn more.
GirlTrek is the largest health nonprofit organization for African American women & girls
in the nation. The organization is dedicated to the mental & physical wellness of Black
women. GirlTrek encourages women & girls to reclaim their health & their communities
through walking. The organization has pioneered a health movement for African-
American women and girls grounded in civil rights history and principles through
walking, community leadership, and health advocacy with a goal to inspire 1 Million
Walking by 2020. Visit www.girltrek.org to learn more.
Register to attend at onwardharriethike.eventbrite.com. Follow @visitblackhistory on
Instagram and search the hashtags #ATLGirlTrek, #HarrietHike, #SuperheroSaturday,
and #VisitBlackHistory for updates.
Sophia V. Nelson
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