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The Tampa Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi presents the Tampa Kulture Bus Tour

The Tampa Kulture Bus Tour begins with a visit to the Tampa History Center viewing the Center’s latest exhibit “Travails and Triumphs” a look at Tampa’s rich and varied black culture.

Afterward a bus embarks on a guided tour of some of Tampa’s most historic sites and neighborhoods led by local historians to ensure an intimate and informative experience. An opportunity awaits to tour “The Harlem of the South,” Tampa’s Central Avenue district to learn about life in the African-American community from the 1890s-1960s.

The tour visits the homestead of Madame Fortune Taylor, the namesake of downtown Tampa’s Fortune Street, and the newly renamed Fortune Taylor Bridge. Fortune Taylor, a former slave in the area, was a true Tampa pioneer, business owner, and community leader who amassed more than 30 acres of land along the eastern bank of the Hillsborough River in the 1800s. Also, a peep in at the Robert W. Saunders Library, a prominent neighborhood institution wraps up the tour.

Participants will walk a few blocks along public sidewalks and brick streets. Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and attire for walking outside. Guests might also want to bring bottled water on the tour.

The opportunity for lunch or an early dinner will follow the respective morning and afternoon tours. Meals are not included in the ticket price.

Morning Tour Timeframe – 9:45 am – 2:00 pm
Afternoon Tour Timeframe – 2:00 pm – 6:15 pm


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