Black Meetings and Tourism

May / June 2016

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The South is well known for its deeply rooted African-American heritage, civil rights history and influential culinary and musi- cal traditions. Think of Birmingham's Civil Rights District, Atlanta's Sweet Auburn neighborhood, Mississippi Delta blues, New Orleans jazz, Memphis barbecue joints and South Carolina Low Country cooking. Along with their interest in the cultural roots of the South, many visitors to the regi on are drawn to the land itself, in search of outdoor sight- seeing and adventure. Florida's Everglades, Arkansas' hot springs and Virginia's Shenandoah forest are just a few of the outstanding features of the Southern landscape. Besides accommodating meeting groups of all sizes with a variety of facilities, Southern destinations offer plenty of attractions and amenities for African-American reunion g roups — many of which might be seeking to reconnect with their Southern roots. Whatever the reason for your trip down South, here's a state-by-state sampling of what's in store. SeaWorld Orlando - Journey to Atlantis BY RUFUS MCKINNEY 23 B M & T ••• May/June 2016 •••

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