Harlem Civil Rights Walking Tour
Learn about this pivotal time in history
Visit some hidden Harlem treasures
Delightful local lunch included
Why take this Harlem Civil Rights tour?
The Civil Rights Movement was a very pivotal period in the history of the United States. Harlem had a significant role during the Civil Rights Movement, and on this tour you will gain a clear understanding of what happened during this great time in history and the role Harlem played.
Hear about important events that took place in Harlem pertinent to the Civil Rights Movement
Visit the original Temple No. 7 and the Blumstein Department Store
Learn about the famous March on Washington House and Harlem’s connection
Find out what happened during the two Harlem Riots
Visit the Mother A.M.E. Zion Church, Abyssinian Baptist Church — to name a few!
Expand your knowledge as we visit the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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$65 per person
116th Street and Lenox Avenue (in front of CVS)
Wednesdays, all year-round
Exceptions: December 24-25, December 31-January 1
A delicious lunch
What to bring
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an open mind and heart, camera, and a smile on your face
Good to know
Tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
What you'll do
The Civil Rights Movement was a very pivotal period in the history of the United States. Harlem had a significant role during the Civil Rights Movement, and on this tour you will walk the streets, visit the sites and learn about individuals who contributed to this cause in Harlem. Some protested, marched, fought for, and even died for this movement — our guides will help you gain a clear understanding of this monumental time in history.
Get ready to walk from 116th Street uptown to the 137th area and learn about our proud contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. You’ll learn about critical events that took place in Harlem pertinent to the Civil Rights Movement and also the important, pivotal people during this time. Malcolm X, A. Philip Randolph, Josephine Baker, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Roy Wilkins, W.E.B. DuBois, Walter White, Wyatt Tee Walker, James Weldon Johnson, John Carlos, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Bayard Rustin, Paul Robeson and more.