February is Black History Month and contrary to popular beliefs it was not chosen because it is the shortest month in the year. Does anyone know why it was chosen? I do and I will tell you on this months 11th Annual Charlotte Black/African-American Heritage Toursm and Pilgrimage. This tour is a re-creation of a tour I directed back in August of 1998 for a group of interracial, interdenominational, and intercultural Pilgrims that walked, hitchhiked, and sailed from Boston, Massachusetts, to Senegal, West Africa.
Their goal was to pray for racial healing and atonement for the past institution of Slavery here and abroad. While in Charlotte they visited three Slave cemeteries in which they paid homage to and prayed for the souls buried at each location. It was quite the humbling sight to see Buddhist monks chant and beat drums along side Christians and other interfaith followers.
The event was so touching that I decided to offer it each year during the month of February to coincide with Black History Month. Will I chant and beat drums on each tour? Well, you just have to attend to find out! These tours are scheduled at 10 AM and 1:30 PM on Saturday February 14, 21, and 28, 2009.
Each tour lasts 3 hours and are sponsored and presented by Queen City Tourssm and Trend Magazine Online. LET THE HEALING CONTINUEtm! Hope to see you there!