This was the night President Trump was elected and there was a lot of Press there and when I got out of my van I heard the voice of God say this is your Guerrilla Warfare Marketing Move. All I knew was I’m just starting these tours and I have one hell of an idea and I’m determined to make it work.

At this time I had pitched my idea to Viator and they loved it and since they were already established I knew I could direct people there with little to no problems which is why I had the sign made up. Now the new African American Museum was opening up downtown soon and people from all over the world would be coming here and I wanted in on the action and I had already created the DC Underground Railroad Tour and then I launched the DC Black History Night Tour.

Business was ok under Viator and at that time I was the only African American Tour in DC on their site yet every time I saw Tours being advertised on their site was always the white tours. And when I approached them about it I really didn’t like the response I was getting and I’m spending my money directing people to them.

Because of the lack of respect I thought I was getting from Viator I told them to remove my Tours from their site immediately. Mind you I’m just starting these tours and I don’t even have my own website yet but I have some tours already in the pipeline so I broke off on my own and that’s when I created Capital Buddy Tours.

At that time this domain name wouldn’t leave me alone dcblacktours.com so I purchased that also. Once I decided to leave Viator I said ok the same way I was directing traffic to their site I’ll do the same for myself and that’s when this journey started to get real interesting. I didn’t have much money so I had to lean on my creativity and that’s when I decided to run with my Guerrilla Warfare Marketing Move.

Guerrilla Warfare Marketing

Since launching my African American Tours in DC in 2016 I’ve had some of the most difficult challenges of my life and the only reason I haven’t given up is to keep these stories from dying on the vine.

As you can see I have not been shy about promoting my business with my Guerrilla Warfare Marketing Move and the biggest challenge I have is conveying our Black History because most of it has been hidden or destroyed. And the only thing I can do is point to a location that could now be occupied by anything and people are surprised at just how much Black History that exists here in DC.

”NO” this has not been easy but African American History is the best kept secret in America and sooner or later people are gonna develop a craving for this knowledge which is long overdue.

Right now America is on the verge of a race war and for some reason we have a lot of people that don’t realize we’re all on the same ship and if my half go down yours is not going to stay afloat. If we don’t  correct this flawed American History that we’re teaching nothing will ever change in this country and the lies and deception will continue to be perpetuated.

It’s amazing how little of African American History most white people know and the look on their faces when you shatter the lies they have been taught about us is priceless. These are some very painful, ugly, uncomfortable conversations that we just don’t want to have and that laddies and gentlemen is the “ROOT” of the problem. If we never deal with the truth nothing will ever change.

 

My grandson is a freshman at the University and when I went to see him he says granddaddy I saw a sign that reminded me of you. First I was shocked and then I asked how so and he said let me show you this sign and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

The Underground Railroad went right thru the heart of the campus of The Ohio State University and I’ll bet you there are a lot of Buckeye graduates that are not even aware of this information. And with the racial climate that we have in this country today Ohio State could be the leader in starting a dialogue about race right on their own campus by exposing the students to this information which you’ll be surprised that most are not aware of.

Now we can safely say someone thought it was important to place these markers on campus and as you can see that it was only done in 2006. Even when my grandson and I was trying to locate the other markers “NO” one knew what we were talking about and I’m still wondering how could this be. (And by the way my grandson is gonna be “The Greatest” musician ever to come out of The Ohio State University.)

 

 

Marker 4 of 5

This is the first time in my life that I have seen an actual Slave Auction Block and out of respect and honor to the families torn apart and humiliated at this very location I lay this wreath. This is the painful, ugly uncomfortable American History that we don’t want to talk about and our history is the best kept secret in America.

The City of Fredericksburg should not remove this stone because all over America our History is either destroyed or hidden. And the fact that people can actually experience the actual location of this Slave Auction Block is priceless.

Paying my “Respect”