Celebrating Black History Month at A-1 Tours
With Black History Month coming up, A-1 Tours wanted to take a moment to recognize the black men and women that have and continue to impact the growth of the travel and tourism industries!
Victor Hugo Green (1892–1960): Victor Green was the creator of the "Green Book," a travel guide for African Americans during the era of segregation in the United States. The book listed accommodations, restaurants, and businesses that were safe for black travelers. While not directly involved in the bus tour industry, Green played a crucial role in facilitating safe travel for African Americans
Jessica Nabongo: Jessica Nabongo is a travel influencer, entrepreneur, and the first documented black woman to travel to every country in the world. Through her journey, she has inspired many and advocated for diversity and representation in the travel industry.
Zim Ugochukwu: Zim Ugochukwu is the founder of Travel Noire, a platform that encourages and supports black travelers. Travel Noire provides resources, inspiration, and travel advice, contributing to increased visibility and representation of black travelers in the industry.
Audrey Peterman: Audrey Peterman is an environmentalist and advocate for inclusivity in national parks. Along with her husband, she co-authored the book "Legacy on the Land," which explores the African American presence in national parks and encourages people of all backgrounds to connect with nature.
Isadore Hall III: Isadore Hall III is a former California State Senator and the current CEO of the California Bus Association. While his contributions extend to the broader transportation sector, including buses, his advocacy work has had an impact on policies related to transportation and tourism.
A-1 Tours is excited to share that we also have an upcoming tour to celebrate African American History at our Nation’s Capitol, Washington D.C! Our tour plans to explore the U Street Corridor and other central locations related to the culture and activism of civil and black rights in America. We may also check our the Emancipation Statue, Howard Theatre, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. After we visit those spots, we will be visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture! This museum is sometimes referred to as the “Blacksonian” as it attracts thousands of visitors each year and is devoted to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture.
We hope you join us on this tour to celebrate and honor African American history and