Those Who Desire

Exploring the uncommon, lost, often difficult histories of the Bayou City


Freedmen's Town Walking Tour
Jan
30
4:30 PM16:30

Freedmen's Town Walking Tour

Join this walking tour through the oldest and most prominent Black enclave in Houston. Confront the forgotten and ignored past of this historic, and abused neighborhood on the edge of Downtown. 

Following emancipation, thousands of newly freed slaves from Brazos River cotton plantations and elsewhere flooded the city, settling along the soggy banks of Buffalo Bayou, in the Fourth Ward. The community that sprang up in the newly dubbed "Freedmen's Town" established the first of Houston's important Black institutions - churches, schools, hospitals, and businesses. 

 

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Downtown "Ghost" Tour
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Downtown "Ghost" Tour

Join this walking tour through the oldest part of the city, and confront the “ghosts” of its forgotten, and ignored past. While not a “literal” ghost tour (though at least one of the sites is known to have a spector), the tour does deal with adult topics including slavery, murder, police violence, lynchings, prostitution, drug and alcohol use. There is also a fair bit of humor, and a few stops at bars along the way.

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