Monday, August 25, 2014

Tours of Tennessee and Mississippi You Don't Want to Miss - ASALH Annual Convention

99th Annual Convention
Tickets to the Convention Tours are selling quickly.


Space is limited. To ensure you do not miss out on these historic and informative tours purchase your tickets today.

We are sure you will agree that our 99th Annual Convention tours are some of the best yet.

Tours can be purchased as part of a Full Convention Package or separately, as A La Carte Events. Read pricing details by clicking here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Pre-Conference Henning, Tennessee "Roots" Tour, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Tour Alex Haley House Museum & Interpretive Center
  • Historic Henning, TN Tour
  • Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Gravesite of Chicken George & other Haley Ancestors
  • Fort Pillow State Park
    • The Battle of Fort Pillow, also known as the Fort Pillow Massacre, was fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of Federal black troops, some while attempting to surrender, by soldiers under the command of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military historian David J. Eicher concluded, "Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history".
  • Box lunch provided
  • $80 Members, $85 Non-members
To Register Click Here. (choose A La Carte Event, then Wednesday Tour)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 
Experience the Pentecostal Movement and
Tour the Birthplace of the Church of God in Christ
In Lexington,Mississippi 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Walk in the footsteps of Charles H. Mason, founder of The Church of God in Christ, Inc. and experience how he and other COGIC leaders birthed a denomination that would impact the world.

More than 100 years ago, Brother Charles H. Mason began preaching about the Gift of the Holy Ghost and power from on high in the living room of the home of Brother John Lee.  This proved inadequate, however, and a white landowner, Mr. John Stewart Watson gave his consent for meeting services to be held in a nearby abandoned gin house.  Thus began what is today, The Church of god in Christ, Inc.

Join Pentecostal Heritage Connection and Pilgrimage Lexington/Holmes County, Mississippi as we tour The Birthplace of the Church of God in Christ.  The guided tour will visit the following sites:
  • Asia Missionary Baptist Church where Brother Charles H. Mason, Sr. first preached about Sanctification
  • St. Paul Church of God in Christ, known as "The Mother Church"
  • The site of the first Church (where the Gin House once stood)
  • The Courthouse cell where Bishop C.H. Mason was jailed for expounding pacifism and being a conscientious objector to war.
  • Saints Industrial and Literary School - Saints Academy
  • Lunch provided
 To register click here to download the form.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Memphis Black History Tour, 7:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

  •  Beale Street Historic District
  •  W. C. Handy Memphis Home & Museum
  •  Handy Park & Statue
  •  Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum
  •  Ida B. Wells Historic Sites
  •  First Baptist Beale Street Church - 1st Newspaper Office
  •  Historical Marker - 2nd Newspaper Office
  •  People's Grocery Historical Marker - Site of store of Lynching victims
  •  City Jail - Location from which lynching victims were transported
  •  Robert R. Church Park - Historical Marker & Plaques
  •  Mary Church Terrell Historical Marker
  •  Hunt Phelan Home - Civil Ward Headquarters - Freedman's School
  •  Dr. Marking Luther King Labor Center
  •  Martyr Park - Yellow Fever Historical Marker
  •  Mason Temple - Dr. King's Last speech
  •  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  •  Cossitt Library - 1st Sit in Location
  •  LeMoyne Owen College - HBCU
  •  Elmwood Cemetery
  •  Zion Cemetery - Established after slavery
  •  Stax Museum of American Soul Music
  •  University of West Tennessee - Black Medical School (Historical Marker)
  •  Tom Lee Park - Mississippi River Hero
  •  Clayborn Temple - Dr. King's Last March
  •  Tri-State Bank - Only Black-owned Bank
  •  Memphis Massacre Location- Historical Marker
  • $70 Members, $80 Non-members 
 To register click here. (Choose A La Carte Event, then Thursday Tour)
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Post-Conference Ida B. Wells Museum Tour 
in Holly Springs, Mississippi, 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Ida B. Wells Museum
  • Rust College
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • The resting place of Hiram Revels, the first African-American to be elected to the U.S. Senate
  • Box Lunch Included 
  • $80 Members $85 Non-members
To register click here(Choose A La Carte Event, then Sunday Tour)

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