Walking Tours: Black Feminist DC
Explore the history of Black feminism in Washington, DC with the National Women’s History Museum and National Coalition Partner A Tour Of Her Own.
Each walking tour in the three-part series will include a private tour of the NWHM’s exhibition We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library as well as a custom tour of downtown DC sites. Each tour will feature different routes, and participants are welcome to sign up for multiple tours in the series.
These unique tours are free of charge, though registration is required. Tour routes are mostly outdoors on city sidewalks and indoors on the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Everyone is welcome!
A Tour Of Her Own (TOHO) is the first tourism company in Washington, DC to focus exclusively on women’s history, established in 2018. Our mission is to elevate women’s stories into a more prominent place in American history and culture. We reframe and rethink traditional history by integrating the challenges and contributions of women into our narratives through storytelling.
September 30, 12:00-1:30pm
Follow your professional tour guide toward Freedom Plaza to discover historical sites and preservation markers that honor Black feminists like Sweet Honey in the Rock, Pauli Murray, and Coretta Scott King.
October 22nd, 1:30-3:00pm
Celebrate the contributions of Mary McLeod Bethune, Dorothy Height, and the legacy of the National Council of Negro Women. Learn about Mary Church Terrell's push for civil rights and the leadership of DC's Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton
December 1st, 2:30-5:00pm
Celebrate the culture of the nation's capital during this seasonal experience recognizing the Black feminist identity of DC.