A local group is touring some Austin sites for the start of Black History Month.
Austin’s First African American Cultural Heritage District hosted a one hour bus tour on Saturday
Passengers were able to see many sites including a church and a cemetery.
“Cemeteries are really important places because you see who died and as people have died, you kind of string together how they may have lived so it’s a great place to go and envision communities,” said Lisa Byrd of the African-American Cultural Heritage District.
“Everything has a story,” she continued. “Everybody has a story. Every community has a story and it’s the stories that build the platform for us as individuals or as a community to move forward.”
Attendees were encouraged to write down stories about places in Austin. Those stories will be included in a long-term archive project.