NEW YORK -- The Bermuda Department of Tourism is taking a step to
attract the African-American market with the debut of The African
Diaspora Heritage Trail brochure.
Visitors can utilize the brochure to conduct self-guided tours
of 13 sites of historical and cultural significance to Africans who
helped shape the island's history.
Among them is the Slave Graveyard at St. Peter's Church in St.
Georges, dating back to 1612; the Crow Lane site of the execution
of Sally Bassett, a slave revolt leader; and Cobb's Hill Weslyan
Methodist Church, built by slaves using moonlight.
During a press briefing here, David Allen, Bermuda minister of
tourism, said development of the trail can lead to "cross-border
tourism initiatives" and even themed cruise itineraries.
The goal of the trail, Allen said, is to establish an African
Diaspora Heritage Trail on an international basis, where the
contributions Africans have made to a nation's history can be
In addition to the U.S., the Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe and
Africa itself are envisioned as places where portions of the trail
can be established, he added, noting that the possibility of
finding worldwide corporate sponsors to help establish the trail is
For more details, visit the Bermuda Tourism Web