Welcome to Harlem proudly presents the “Harlem Civil Rights Virtual,” which is a virtual walking tour that will take place in Harlem, New York, beginning at Canaan Baptist Church of Christ. Eighteen of the twenty stops will be covered during an eye-opening trail starting on 116th Street uptown to the 137th area. The remaining two stops are past 137th Street. This exciting event will span across approximately two hours while it outlines the pivotal role Harlem played during the Civil Rights Movement, highlighting the fundamental sites and individuals who contributed to the cause.
Although tourism is currently non-existent, Welcome to Harlem is introducing a fun way for history lovers to learn about and engage with the neighborhood’s rich past. Harlem is a proud contributor to the Civil Rights Movement, and tourists will learn about each of the critical events that took place in the area. The Harlem Civil Rights Virtual Tour will visit the original Temple No. 7 and the Blumstein Department Store. It will also illustrate Harlem’s connection to the famous March on Washington House, and visit pertinent churches, including Mother A.M.E. Zion Church and Abyssinian Baptist Church, to name a few.
In addition, the tour highlights key individuals who helped lead the movement, including Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Josephine Baker, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Roy Wilkins, W.E.B. DuBois, Walter White, Wyatt Tee Walker, James Weldon Johnson, John Carlos, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Bayard Rustin, Paul Robeson, and many others.
The Harlem Civil Rights Virtual Tour will be hosted via JUNKET, a web-based software that develops and distributes location-based virtual interactive experiences on mobile devices via the Junket iOS and Android apps. JUNKET strives to provide an accessible and user-friendly interface so its users can learn and explore the globe right from the convenience of their smartphone or tablet.
By utilizing GPS-based triggers, routes, audio, video, images, and text, JUNKET is able to transform a physical landscape into a digital escape room, walking tour, scavenger hunt, and practically anything else of that nature. This software is ideal for organizing Harlem’s history and its role in the Civil Rights Movement into an entertaining and educational experience that people of all ages will enjoy.
For more information about the Harlem Civil Rights Virtual Tour, please visit Welcome to Harlem’s website. Tickets cost $15 per person and are available for purchase on their website.
About Welcome To Harlem
In business since 2004, Welcome to Harlem is a full-service, boutique tour company that is locally owned and operated. The company is NYC and NY State certified minority and women-owned, proudly focusing on Harlem’s bountiful history and cultural diversity.
Welcome to Harlem indulges in Harlem’s rich background through avenues of music, dance, theater, shopping, and dining. The company is always open to collaborating with local businesses and organizations to bring special events to the Harlem community. Welcome to Harlem operates with the notion that no group is too large or too small to accommodate. Everyone is welcome to discover the beautiful neighborhood of Harlem. The company offers custom tours, educational tours, music programs, and a variety of workshops. Also, they regularly organize world-class live jazz events and gospel celebrations. Welcome to Harlem takes great pride in their neighborhood and is eager to share it with anyone who shows interest.
About The President
Carolyn D. Johnson has acted as the president of Welcome to Harlem since it was founded in 2004. She has also been the president of Harlem Jazz Boxx, the musical arm of Welcome to Harlem, since it came to fruition in 2014. Johnson is a graduate of the City University of New York, a New York City licensed tour guide, and co-author of The Harlem Travel Guide.
Company Name: Welcome to Harlem
Contact Person: Carolyn Johnson
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Address:145 West 122nd Street
City: New York
State: New York 10027
Country: United States