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Fayetteville African American Heritage Tour

This year’s focus for Fayetteville’s African-American Heritage Tour is the life and times of Professor Edward Evans (1863-1943). Both Evans and his wife Sallie were graduates of the State Normal School, which would later become Fayetteville State University. Evans was a premier and long serving educator, as well as the first principal of Orange Street School, built in 1915. In the community, he held long serving leadership roles at the historic Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church and was the Worshipful Master of Eureka Masonic Lodge in Fayetteville. Evans and other members of his family are buried in Brookside Cemetery, a historic African-American cemetery, which has been designated a Local Landmark by City Council. Participants on the tour will trace Professor Evans’ footsteps and visit several historic sites to include a special dedication ceremony and tour of Brookside Cemetery.

The tour is offered to ages 10 and up. Participants will travel via bus but tours may require moderate walking.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.