Central Avenue West Walking Tour

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Saturday February 4

10:00 AM  –  11:30 AM

Fred Hearns, the Curator of Black history, leads this special tour with stops at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Historic Building, the historical marker for Historic Harlem Academy School/School #2, the graves of enslaved Africans in Oaklawn Cemetery, the former site of Beulah Baptist Church, the International Longshoremen’s Association Local #1402 Building (former Tampa Branch of the NAACP Office), Kid Mason Community Center, and 813 Short Emery Street where Ray Charles made his first recording.

Meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4. Advance tickets are required.

This tour is inspired by Rowena Ferrell Brady’s book “Things Remembered: An Album of African Americans in Tampa.”