Heritage and Hustle: The Story of Memphis’ First Black-Owned Tour Company

In this inspiring episode of Grindset with Dana and Brack, we delve into the remarkable journey of Mrs. Elaine Turner and her daughter Alana, the dynamic duo behind Heritage Tours and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. Discover how they overcame legal challenges and societal barriers to establish the first African American tour company in Tennessee. We explore their unwavering commitment to preserving Memphis’ rich African American history and culture, sharing insightful stories that reveal the resilience and entrepreneurial spirit of the African American community. Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Heritage Tours, a true testament to the power of perseverance, dedication, and the importance of knowing one’s history. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a history enthusiast, this episode offers valuable lessons and an inspiring glimpse into a journey that intertwines heritage, activism, and business acumen.

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