ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- Next time you to take a trip to the Ancient City...you may be able to take the Black Heritage Xperience. For the last two years, local educators, entrepreneurs and civil rights leaders have been brainstorming the perfect way for you to learn about black history in St. Augustine.
"It's called the Black Heritage Xperience and what we mean by that is we're going to give you something that's intangible. Something that you can't touch, but something you can feel," Antonio Whitty said.
Whitty and his business partners want to tap into the 6 million tourists that visit St. Augustine each year. A lot of people don't realize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested here-- and the first freed black baby was born at Fort Mose.
The Xperience will start with an interactive website. Tour packages will also be put together. And, that's not all.
"We we also want to bring in restaurants, African-American restaurants that are unique to African-American culture," co-founder Deandrea Ferguson said.
By that, she means soul food restaurants and other cuisine commonly found in the black community.
The Xperience is still being developed, but once it starts, founders are confident it will be a success.
"We want to make St. Augustine a black heritage destination...not only in Florida, but the whole United States," Whitty said.
Over the next couple of weeks, the Black Heritage Xperience will be doing radio promotions to get the word out about these new tours.
For more information, visit: http://blackheritagexperience.com/