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Great Women of Washington DC

1 reviewWashington, United States

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Experience hosted by Johnny

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Originally created in 2017, this tour visits the home of six women of African descent who made world history in Washington, DC.

We will walk to each home where we will stop and learn about each of their lives, including the history of the local community where their home is located.

Please be mindful to dress for the weather. We will not enter the homes and will be outdoors. The meeting location will be shared once you book the experience.

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Meet your host, Johnny

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Coleman is an anthropologist, licensed tour guide, and marketing consultant. He has studied in Egypt and Israel, with guest speaking appearances at Morgan State University, Georgetown University and other major organizations. He has assisted work in the Smithsonian's Terry Collection and published work on the findings of the New York City African Burial Ground. He is the creator of the "U Street Food Tour with Johnny.” Coleman is a graduate of Howard University (Washington, DC).
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Where you'll be

We will visit six homes of six dynamic women, starting near U Street NW.

The meeting location will be shared once you book the experience.

1 review

Nazzarena
February 2020
Johnny is a bright young anthropologist from Howard, using his expertise to build community by touring neighborhoods with patrons who would never have the access otherwise. In this instance, Johnny and I walked through Shaw/16th street/Logan stopping at residences of African American women with leading roles in the community (and DC being what it is, nationally) during the 19th and 20th centuries. I was familiar with two of the historical figures, as I had learned of them at the Smithsonian, but ignorant of the other four. Most importantly, Johnny connected the dots between them and within their shared environment. Moreover, as a woman I was impressed with his intimate understanding of the lives of these persons and their important roles, near and far. Johnny was also patient and non judgmental about my relative ignorance, my many questions, and having to repeat the most current vocabulary for such concept as the "circle of knowledge" that helped enslaved persons to escape and gain their rightful freedom. If you're local, go. If you're visiting, and you're a woman, a man, an American, a foreigner, black, not black, and want to learn something different than the usual DC fare, go.
Johnny is a bright young anthropologist from Howard, using his expertise to build community by touring neighborhoods with patrons who would never have the access otherwise. In thi…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

A positive attitude with a smile.