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Recorrido por la historia afroamericana

Lithonia, Estados Unidos

Experiencia ofrecida por Johnny

90 minutosIdioma: inglés
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The tour begins meeting Johnny, a slave descendant & lifelong resident of the area at the historic Lyon's House site where you tour the grounds, experience the living area of slaves, & listen to rich stories passed down through generations. You gain an understanding of what it was like for families to live on small Southern Farms before the Civil War.

Next drive or walk .6 miles along a paved two-lane road to the start of an old stagecoach road, now a trail. Continue the trail for .25 miles as you get an understanding of Flat Rock. Then you turn a corner and enter a wooded area dotted with gravestones. This is the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery with at least 202 interred individuals, many simple unidentified gravestones. This area has ticks in summer, you do not have to visit the cemetery but focus primarily on the house.

The Cemetery’s oral tradition roots its origins as a Native American burial ground with evidence of Native and AA interaction. Some interred were born slaves & freed after the Civil War.

After visiting the cemetery, you can continue back to the Lyon’s Farm where you can enjoy the scenic views of Panola Mtn that only a local would know or stroll along the PATH.
Other things to note
Bring your camera, water, sunscreen. In summer ticks are rampant at cemetery. Make Sure to dress appropriately-pants, long socks, tennis shoes. You do not have to visit the cemetery.
The tour begins meeting Johnny, a slave descendant & lifelong resident of the area at the historic Lyon's House site where you tour the grounds, experience the living area of slaves, & listen to rich stories passed down through generations. You gain an understanding of what it was like for families to live on small Southern Farms before the Civil War.

Next drive or walk .6 miles along a paved two-lane road to the start of an old stagec…

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I am Johnny, the tour guide at the Flat Rock Archives located in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area. I had the vision to create an archive that would preserve African American history in DeKalb County since the 1980s. I have been recognized through numerous awards where I specialize in the preservation of rural GA African American history. Many stories have been passed down through my family for generations that discuss the days of slavery through Jim Crow, the founding of the KKK on the top of Stone Mountain, to tenant farming and working in the local granite quarries.
I am Johnny, the tour guide at the Flat Rock Archives located in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area. I had the vision to create an archive that would preserve African American history in DeKalb County since the 1980s. I have been recognized through numerous awards where I specialize in the preservation of rural GA African American history. Many stories have been passed down through my family for generations that discuss the days of slavery through Jim Crow, the founding of the KKK on the top of…
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Acerca de la organización: Flat Rock Archives



The Flat Rock Archives specializes in preserving African American rural history in the South. It is part of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area and is able to visually show guests history that has been preserved through tenant farming houses, rural cemeteries and old churches. The archives house papers, letters and artifacts.

Esta es una experiencia solidaria: el 100% de tu pago se destina a Flat Rock Archives.

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The Lyon's Farmhouse is one of the oldest standing homes, in DeKalb county, located in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area and get a glimpse into the antebellum past. Enjoy the scenic views of Panola Mountain that only a local would know about along the Arabia Mountain PATH Trail.

Visit the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery located along a trail in a wooded area not known to the general public.

Calificado con 4.93 de 5 en 44 evaluaciones.

Andrew
mayo de 2021
Johnny imparts thoughtful insightful knowledge to the places you will walk. You will sense the injustice of slavery and the Jim Crow era and hear the echos of those enslaved as you follow Johnny along the steps of his ancestors. Johnny treats you as a friend and is more than a guide as you get to visit where his own actual ancestors lived, worshiped, and are buried.
Johnny imparts thoughtful insightful knowledge to the places you will walk. You will sense the injustice of slavery and the Jim Crow era and hear the echos of those enslaved as yo…
Parris
mayo de 2021
This was a highly recommended trip for anyone that’s not sure , but want to boom. Let me be the one to tell you ( It’s definitely worth it). Brings so many mixed emotions with during this tour, especially when we approached the cemetery. Johnny knows his history very well , and we even learned some things that we’ve never known before. This tour was great ! I would recommend to any and everyone!
This was a highly recommended trip for anyone that’s not sure , but want to boom. Let me be the one to tell you ( It’s definitely worth it). Brings so many mixed emotions with duri…
Carrie
abril de 2021
This was a wonderful family experience. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. There is a wealth of history and culture that his-story books are lacking and it was such a pleasure to explore the historical grounds and hear the stories.
This was a wonderful family experience. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. There is a wealth of history and culture that his-story books are lacking and it was su…
Phillip
abril de 2021
Great experience! Johnny was a cool guy and very informative on the history at each location. He's a strong believer in the importance of historical knowledge and I appreciated his story telling. Looking forward to revisiting him for another tour next time I'm down. I definitely recommend others to check him out.
Great experience! Johnny was a cool guy and very informative on the history at each location. He's a strong believer in the importance of historical knowledge and I appreciated hi…
Peter
abril de 2021
Mr Waits is very well informed and has much to tell about life in Flat Rock. Many things are under reconstruction and restoration which is terrific.
Rickkia
abril de 2021
Johnny is an outstanding host! He knows the history behind everything he shows you and he does it with excellence! My sister and I learned so much on this tour. Every stop and room was like time traveling. We were mesmerized and empowered through this experience and can’t thank Johnny enough for his work and knowledge.
Johnny is an outstanding host! He knows the history behind everything he shows you and he does it with excellence! My sister and I learned so much on this tour. Every stop and room…

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Requisitos para los participantes

Pueden participar hasta 6 personas de mínimo 11 años.

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Water

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