In addition to training our own tour guides, portions of this training process would open to tour guides at other historic sites or we would offer training at their own facility. This training would be designed to equip existing tour guides with the information about including interpretation of slavery and increase their comfort with addressing that topic within their own context. This training would be generally be offered for a fee and be an income generating program.
The purpose of the training program is:
- To expand our capacity to offer tours and engage larger numbers of people
- To expand the number of tour guides at historic homes, museums and other similar facilities who are willing and able to include slavery as part of their tours (a need we have identified and that we have been requested to address)
- To provide educational and work experience to young adults, especially people of color
- To help increase the Center’s capacity for earned income to supports its programs