Black Leaders of ATL
In honor of the Black History Month this year, I created a new tour that encourages people to learn about twenty-one exemplary individuals who made a lasting impression on ATL. This interactive tour was modeled after a similar one I created last year called, Women of Distinction: 20 Women Who Made a Lasting Impression on Atlanta. Both are self-guided tours that you can take online or in person.
The full experience consists of four elements:
- A simple Matching Quiz that will establish a baseline for you. Take this before and after you have experienced the tour. Share with your friends and family to see how well they know these leaders!
- A two-part podcast & newsletter that provides biographical information about each leader as well as tips on how and where to connect with them. In some cases, the connecting point is a street named in their honor that you can walk, bike or drive on. In others, it’s a building or statue that you can visit.
- An interactive map that identifies the locations of the various streets and monuments that were named to commemorate their contributions to the City.
- A Tour Log that you can use to keep track of the places you visit.
As you make these connections you will develop a greater appreciation for the impact these exemplars had on Atlanta. You will see and feel the city differently as you drive along the streets that celebrate their lives. In so doing, you will honor their memories and the sacrifices they made to make ATL and the world a better place for all of us.
Stay curious and keep exploring!
Steve Saenz, ATLsherpa
February 2021 | Atlanta, GA