New Freedom District Seven Weeks Tours Guide Training

Calling All Young Adults Ages 14 to 21

The Lancaster Ave Historic New Freedom District goes from 32nd to 48th Streets west on Lancaster Avenue and the surrounding area in West Philadelphia. The goals are to highlight and preserve the rich cultural history  of African American institutions, organizations, events and individual achievements in their quest for self-determination and freedom, justice & equality.

Some of the Historical Sites will include:

  • New Africa Center/ Museum & Archive
  • Local Hero’s Mural
  • Dupree Art Studio/Museum
  • Belmont Mansion Underground Railroad Museum
  • Paul Robeson House
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Mural & Marker
  • Nation of Islam Temple #12 & Marker
  • Stephen Smith Home & Marker
  • Surah Allen Nursing Home
  • Clara Muhammad School & Muhammad Park
  • Quba Masjid and Quba Institute School
  • African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • First African Presbyterian Church
  • Lincoln Highway (Lancaster Pike)
  • Lincoln’s Funeral Train,
  • And Many Murals and PA Historical Marker

Neighborhood young adults will be trained as tour guides, leading group discussions and conducting on-site presentations. Tour guide trainings will be conducted over a 7 week period and will be held Saturday from 10am to 1pm for a group of 10 to 12 young adults between the ages of 14 to 21. Trainings will start in October 22 and will be completed by the December 10, totaling 21 hours of engaging interactive hands on learning.

The trainings will take place at the New Africa Center, 4243 Lancaster Avenue and will be conducted by instructor and artist Taji Ra’oof Nahl and historian Mr. Joseph Becton. In addition, Abdul Rahim Muhammad along with staff and volunteers of the New Africa Center will assist in the trainings by offering educational support via trips, guest speakers, documentaries, assigned reading and classroom discussions. All volunteers working with the youth programs have complete state and federal clearances.

Orientation & Registration for Parents & Students will be held:
Monday October 17, 2016 at 6pm
At the New Africa Center 4243 Lancaster Ave Or Register by E-mail or Call:
Abdul Rahim Muhammad at 610-352-0424 or email ICPIC@ RCN.COM

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