ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Total Action for Progress (TAP) is taking high school students on a ride through Roanoke history with its “Historic Gainsboro Tour for Youth” on Feb. 25.
On Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., students will learn the history of a neighborhood called Gainsboro. The area was once the home to successful entertainment businesses for African Americans in the 1960s and 70s. The tour will give students a glance into the hidden history of Black culture in Roanoke.
TAP is a non-profit organization that helps combat poverty and supports low-income families throughout the Roanoke Valley. The organization has programs for the community including education, employment training, family services, financial services, and housing.
For more information on the event check the Roanoke High Education events page.