That’s our Gullah Gullah tour guide buddy in the photo, standing by his van in Charleston, S. C. I didn’t need Black Travel Noire to tell me about it. My daughter knows Charleston like the back of her hand and she brought me to it.
He does an interesting tour. He told us that Charleston licenses all tour guides. They take tests and have to learn the “traditional tours.”
My friend’s tours are different. His is all-black, too much some say. He connects the Gullah and Africa to the African American. He points out the house whites in Charleston refused to let Oprah Winfrey purchase. he shows you the stones in front of the beautiful harborside houses where South Carolina slaves masters sold their slaves from every morning. The stones are still there in front of a lot of houses. Most tour guides have no clue that’s what they are there for. Charleston has mansions. Their doors are adorned with seals, emblems and symbols. The Gullah Gullah guide said, “stay away from those houses.” He was having a Black Illuminati moment. haha!
That tour goes like that. Some say it is too black, some say its “not real Charleston” and he has gotten into trouble from the licensing agency who receives complaints from tourists about the subjects’ blackness, but we think his tour covers the best of both white and black worlds. He takes you into the hood of Charleston, S.C. The other tour vans won’t go near it.
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