HISTORICAL BUS TOUR

HISTORICAL BUS TOUR ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 AS A PRELUDE TO THE 22ND ANNUAL

BALTIMORE COUNTY AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL

 (Concluding ASAHL’s Theme of “African Americans In Times of War)

(Co-Sponsored by The Diggs-Johnson Museum)

Looking for wonderful experience for your family on Saturday, September 8, 2018? Would you really like to personally experience some of the history of African American life in Baltimore County?

As a prelude to this year’s 22nd Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival that will take place in the Courts Plaza, Towson on September 15, 2018, there will be a FREE bus tour to the Historic African American Communities of Piney Grove UM Church in Boring and St. Luke’s UM Church on Bond Avenue in Reisterstown. The tour will include a FREE light luncheon. The tour will be to cemeteries in Baltimore County where African American veterans of the Civil War through the Korean War are laid to rest, allowing us to remember and honor these heroes who fought for their country after generations of being enslaved.

The bus tour will depart from the rear parking lot of Union Bethel AME Church, 8615 Church Lane, Randallstown, MD 21133 at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, and will return around 2:30 p.m.

The tour guides will include Louis S. Diggs, a historian on African American life in Baltimore County who has published 12 books on the history of the forty Baltimore County designated historic African American communities, assisted by Ms. Elizabeth Diggs, Ms. Sandi Simms and Ms. Frances (Mickey) Cockey.

To be considered for a seat(s) on the bus tour, you must send an e-mail request to Louis Diggs (louisdiggs2@verizon.net), or Carole Tilghman (ctilghman5@gmail.com). to inquire about available seats.