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Posted on: June 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Juneteenth Exploration Challenge: A Scavenger Hunt with Historical Landmarks Dating Back to Slavery

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Douglas County Travel & Tourism, Inc. (DCTT) invites tourists and guests to honor African American history by taking the Juneteenth Exploration Challenge.

“Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. Douglas County has a rich African American history that many are unaware of, and that’s why DCTT created the Juneteenth Exploration Challenge”, says Dorsha Simmons, DCTT Board President.

The Juneteenth Exploration Challenge  is a brief tour of some of the most historic African American locations in Douglas County, GA. Locations include a masonic lodge dating back to 1881, burial grounds of former slaves, and current-day political history.

Everyone is encouraged to explore outside the lines to take this unique tour. “Guests that use the mobile pass found on our website, to visit at least two stops between June 1, 2021, and June 19, 2021, will receive a DCTT Swag Bag”, says Evony Hammonds, DCTT Executive Director.


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