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Learn about Black History at Cascades

from WTXL Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — If you’re looking to learn about the rich Black history here in Tallahassee, it might be as simple as a walk in the park.

“Leon county has in place three important trails,” says Althemese Barnes, Riley Museum Founder and Executive Director Emeritus.

Barnes says social distancing shouldn’t stop you from getting a dose of Black history. Outdoor attractions like the audio-enhanced Soul Voices trail in Frenchtown, the Civil Rights Sidewalk at the Corner of Monroe and Jefferson Street, and the historical markers along Cascades Park offer important insight.

“A lot of people if they go to the 24-hour park Cascades Park even some local people did not know the footprint of that was a historic African-American community,” says Barnes.

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