Georgia is home to African-American heroes, legends and legacies
Stretching back for centuries, African American heritage has shaped life in Georgia. From the Gullah-Geechee culture near Sapelo Island, to the civil rights movement, Georgia has deep, historic African American roots.
Paying homage to the strengths, struggles, and steps taken by African Americans, the Peach State has numerous museums, memorial sites and historical centers. These honored historical hubs educate and inspire visitors of all backgrounds.
Albany boasts the Civil Rights Institute, where visitors can take a state-of-the-art journey through the Civil Rights Movement and hear the Freedom Singers perform on the second Saturday of each month.
Sapelo Island, located on Georgia's coast, is home to the legendary Gullah-Geechee culture, and is open for tours throughout the year.