June 25, 2024

Trail to Freedom Tour, April 16

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s James Farmer Scholars Program will be hosting a Trail to Freedom tour, April 16, 2016. The tour will begin at the University of Mary Washington and the bus will travel to Falmouth beach, Chatham Manor, the Rowser Building, and Aquia Landing in Stafford, where participants will enjoy a provided lunch at the pavilion overlooking the beach. This is an amazing lineup of stops that highlights the 10,000 enslaved men and women who left slavery behind. The focus is on places that help us learn of the struggles, strengths and victories of African Americans in Stafford County.

The bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. from the Bell Tower located in front of George Washington (GW) Hall and will return at approximately 3:30 pm. The cost of this trip is $20.00, which includes a complimentary gift bag, lunch and transportation.

To register to attend, please visit the James Farmer Scholars office located at GW 312/Combs 101, by Wednesday, April 13, no later than 5 p.m. Please call X2119 if interested.