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Black Gotham Experience walks bring you into a reconstructed New Netherland and British New York. Participants witness the impact of the African Diaspora on the making of New York City and the birth of the United States of America through real people whose images have been erased. Insight and empathy allow emotional connections to these character-based stories that stay with you after the tour ends. In addition to private tours, we also offer speaking engagements for organizations.
We have modified our booking process based on creative explorations and current covid-19 mitigations.
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What people are saying
Droga5 Team/ Droga5
As we stood on the waterfront, and Kamau eloquently relayed the tales of ships coming into the port and brought to life the topography of NYC at the time, I was truly transported. He didn't just give a tour, he provided a historical experience. The tour was quite an eye opener. I have lived in NYC all my life but the school system failed to mention the historic details pertaining to how NYC was settled and the role it played in the slave trade.
There is a way that Kamau teaches history that is, in itself, an act of rebellion - history as stories of individuals whose lives we learned about, stepped into, and empathized with during the tour. I came away from the tour thinking critically about race, class, and revolution - who leads it, who works together for it, and what forces work together to stop it. Black Gotham Experience changed how I see the streets where I walk everyday on my way to work and makes me wonder, "Why didn't I know this history until now?"
Fall 2016 Tour Goer
I've never seen something like that on a walking tour. It really made the story come alive, which makes sense because it involved people who really, you know, lived.
Summer 2016 Tour Goer
The way we "discovered" the WHYs together made a real difference too. It was cool to learn about this hidden history!