August 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on May 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
One event on August 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Historically, many African American women worked as maids, child nurses, cooks, and laundresses—all while managing their own households. As educational opportunities became available following the Civil War and emancipation, African American women aspired to occupations beyond domestic service. Many sought jobs as educators and nurses. Others with access to advanced education became lawyers and physicians. With increasing economic stability, more African American women became stay-at-home mothers, focusing their efforts on homemaking and children. Many African American women also considered it their duty to serve their communities and churches, and they did so in both professional and volunteer positions.
This guided walking tour moves beyond historical stereotypes to explore the history, lives, and labors of Atlanta’s African American women.
This hour-long tour begins at 6:30 pm at the Visitors Center at the Bell Tower.
Students: (with ID) $6
Seniors: (65 and older) $6
Historic Oakland Foundation Members: Free