Belle Glade Sun

African American Travel Club tours Belle Glade

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo
Members of the tour group enjoyed the artifacts at the Museum of the Glades in Belle Glade.

BELLE GLADE — On Feb. 16 a heritage tour to Belle Glade was held for Black History Month. It was a fascinating experience with trips to St. John Missionary Baptist, Mt. Zion AME Church, University of Florida Everglades Research Center and the Museum of the Glades.

The Black History Month tour was hosted for 61 members of a prominent African American Travel Club whose members are retirees, seniors and friends.

The group consists of African Americans from Dade and Broward Counties who are professionals and had successful careers in education, government, medicine and the military; and as small business owners.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo Members of the tour group on the steps of the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in Belle Glade.

Some of the members of this travel club are also descendants of black Bahamian families who were migratory workers in the Belle Glade area. The tour marked their seventh annual Black History Month tour coordinated by the non-profit organization Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History in Delray Beach. This was the club’s first trip to Belle Glade.