Historic tours of Harlem during Black History Month

Lavelle Porter of Big Onion Walking Tours joined us
February 17, 2014 5:52:53 AM PST
Eyewitness News is celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February.

One of the ways to commemmorate the month is by taking an historic tour of Harlem.

The tour explores the history of Harlem, from its origins as a Dutch village in the 1600s, through its transformation into the "Capital of Black America" by the 1920s.

Lavelle Porter with "Big Onion Walking Tours" joined us on Eyewitness News Sunday Morning to show us the history of Harlem and its significance in African American culture.

Harlem features a wide array of historic churches, theaters, clubs and homes, including Abyssinian Baptist Church, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Striver's Row, the Apollo Theater, the Big Apple Nightclub, and sites associated with W.E.B. Du Bois, the Harlem Renaissance, Madame C.J. Walker, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, and many others.

For more information about Big Onion Walking Tours, call 888-606-WALK (9255), or log on to their web site: www.bigonion.com