On Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., viewers will be able to tune into Tombolo Books for a preview of the digitized African American Heritage Trail.
BY THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
ST. PETERSBURG — On Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., viewers will be able to tune into Tombolo Books for a preview of the digitized African American Heritage Trail.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit last year, guided trolley and walking tours of the historic trail shuttered, making the trail less accessible than it had been previously.
Thanks to partnerships with several community organizations, including the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, The Florida Holocaust Museum, Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, the SPC Foundation, and Premier Eye Care, accessibility will never be an issue again for those who desire to learn about the history, culture, and contribution of St. Petersburg’s African- American community.
The project, which received funding last fall and was officially set in motion in January of this year, is nearly complete. Once completed, a virtual guide and YouTube series will be available. A landing page on the Visit St. Pete-Clearwater website has already been published.
The African American Heritage Association will host a virtual preview of the project with the help of Tombolo Books.
The preview will give viewers insight into how the project came together and its meaning to the community. Those who participated in the project will be acknowledged, and viewers will have first access to the video content created for each trail stop.