Harriet Hike

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Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Westview Cemetery  (map)
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 cemetery. 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 South-View Cemetery 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. Contact: Sophia V. Nelson (240) 501-2192 merge@tmlproject.com # # #

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