Because of gentrification and increased transit access, East Central Austin, a vibrant area at the heart of Austin’s African American community, is in transition. This tour celebrating that history is part of Jane’s Walk USA, a series of free neighborhood walking tours aimed at bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.
Tour guides will be Bertram Allen (W.H. Passon Historical Society), Tara Dudley (UT School of Architecture), Stephanie Jarvis (former director of the French Legation Museum), and Harrison Eppright (African American Cultural Heritage Center). The tour lasts about three hours. Organizers plan to stop for lunch at the end of the tour for those who want to eat together. More information online.
Location: meet at the French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos St., Austin, 78702