It is crucial that the tours we take, and the bridges we build, like the Duke Ellington Bridge, in DC, help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us today, and to come and work together, for all of us.
I still believe that attention to shared histories through walking (and singing!) tours may provide part of an answer. I started a note about that based on my own walking singing tour company, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:
” … an academic author and lover of history, it was clear that this forgotten cooperation was a story that needed to be told in as many ways as possible, for the sake of both communities, and for the city at large. Many tours exist which view the history of one community or another in isolation from other communities…
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