A Day in the Life of a Slave: Atlanta History Center

Offered every Friday in February at the Atlanta History Center, experience African American history through a special hand-on program.  Guests will be able to understand the life of an enslaved person through special experiences with characters and locations from the past.

There are two portions of the tour that you don’t want to miss. The first is the Smith Family Farm where you’ll see how a true farm worked during the 1860s. You’ll be able to see the instruments needed to properly care for the land that provided some of the freshest food eaten. On another portion of the tour you’ll meet a true pioneer of African American history–Harriett Tubman. She’ll explain how she led many of her fellow enslaved people through the Underground Railroad to freedom.

The majority of the tour is done outdoors, so be sure to dress accordingly. You know how a certain event some times reschedules or gets cancelled if it rains? Well not this one. They continue the tour indoors.

Now this tour is also a special school program. Tickets are $9 per student and one adult admitted free for every five students. If you are a Title I school, you will receive a discount rate of $6 per student.

If you’d like more information about this event, visit: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com.

–Wendell Scott

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