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Lifting up Diversity in Little Cities
February 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$40
Help us to uplift diversity in the Little Cities of Black Diamonds region by learning about the history of the Black community in Southeast Ohio. Our tour will start in front of the Hangover Easy diner where the Berry Hotel once stood and is now marked with a Historic Plaque. Brian Koscho of Invisible Ground will then lead us down West Washington Street, through the West State Cemetery, and to Mount Zion while he tells us stories of Black entrepreneurship, education, and community building. A portion of all ticket sales will go to the efforts of the Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society to restore the historic church as a thriving community hub once again. Your participation will help Mount Zion accomplish their mission of supporting the contributions, history, and ongoing concerns of Black Americans everywhere. This tour will be a 1.5 mile walk on paved roads and sidewalks around uptown Athens with some hills. We will begin and end the tour at the Berry Hotel historical plaque which stands in front of the Hangover Easy Diner.