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Biddeford Saco Black History Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through Biddeford and Saco’s rich yet often overlooked Black history with our engaging Black History Walking Tour. Led by a team of dedicated historians, both professional and grassroots, this tour unearths the vibrant tapestry of Black residents, entrepreneurs, and significant figures who have shaped these communities.

You’ll encounter landmarks associated with the Black presence in the region. From the residences and businesses of Black residents to the sites visited by renowned abolitionists and Civil Rights leaders, each step reveals a previously suppressed chapter of history.

Delve deeper into the complexities of history as we shed light on uncomfortable truths, including the involvement of city founders in the institution of slavery and the connections between the prosperity of northern mills and the legacy of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Join us on this illuminating journey, where questions are encouraged, and dialogue fosters a deeper understanding of our shared history.

Accessibility:

Our tour welcomes walkers, people in wheelchairs and those with mobility needs. A van service will be available to aid those challenged by hills. If you miss a section of the tour due to the van ride, our inclusive community of fellow walkers will be eager to share insights and fill in any gaps.

Starting Location:

Park at the front or back lot of the Saco Transportation Center. We will meet on the grassy hill right in front of the station, near the front parking lot.

Ending Location:

We end at the Saco Transportation Center, where we began the tour. Participants are encouraged to venture to downtown Biddeford and Saco to enjoy lunch or a coffee in the community.
138 Main Street
Saco, Maine 04072

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

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  • 10 - Reduce Inequalities
  • 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

May 4, 2024 / 10:00 AM

Led by: Delilah Poupore
Organization: Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Duration: One hour
City/Town: Saco
County: York
Language(s): English