Elaine contributes 8 bios to BlackTravelHistory.com

What is a creative way for a travel journalist to celebrate Black History Month? S/he could write bio sketches of early African American travel heroes for the Black Travel History website hosted by Black Travel Alliance (BTA) and sponsored by Tripadvisor*. https://historyofblacktravel.com/

Well, that is what I did and I am proud to share that BTA is featuring 8 entries from me!


Phillis Wheatley, Poet, And Writer Sailed To England

United States – Phillis Wheatley, Poet, and Writer Sailed to England


Charles Young, First African American Superintendent Of Federal Parkland

United States – Charles Young, First African American superintendent of federal parkland


Paul Cuffee Spearheaded The First Black ‘Back To Africa’ Initiative

United States – Paul Cuffee spearheaded the first Black ‘Back to Africa’ initiative

Martin Robison Delany Led An Exploring Party To Niger Valley To Find A Homeland For African American Repatriation

United States – Martin Robison Delany led an exploring party to Niger Valley to find a homeland for African American repatriation

Mary Fields, First African American Woman Employed As A Stagecoach Mail Carrier



A Narrative Of the Life And Travels Of Mrs. Nancy Prince


Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

Jamaica – Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands


Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., First African American To Travel To Outer Space

United States – Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., First African American to travel to outer space

“The History Of Black Travel website has been a year-long project for the Black Travel Alliance and we are really excited to be at this next stage, working with brands like Tripadvisor to amplify and create awareness for lesser-known Black travel stories,” states Ursula Petula Barzey, Research Committee Chair, Black Travel Alliance.

Ancestral Blessings, Elaine Lee

*Tripadvisor is the world’s largest travel guidance platform, helping hundreds of millions of people each month become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip.

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