Columbus joins Bi-State Black History tour

Columbus joins Bi-State Black History tour

By Janell Williams


Several Columbus historic sites have been added to the AAA Bi-state Black History Tour across Georgia and South Carolina.  To celebrate Black History Month American Auto Group (AAA), in partnership with Visit Columbus, held a news conference on Wednesday to make the announcement. 


“We are happy AAA has included Columbus, GA as part of this Black History Tour,” stated Peter Bowden, President/CEO of VisitColumbusGA. “Throughout the history of our city, African Americans have played a significant role in the growth and development of this city. Individuals, landmarks, churches, schools, and structures are living testimonials of the proud achievements of the Black citizens of Columbus. Being able to showcase these venues as part of this bi-state tour is indeed an honor and a great way for visitors and locals to learn more.”


The historic sites added to the tour include:



In conjunction with this tour, AAA and the Georgia Public Affairs team have developed an EV Road Trip Guide to educate drivers on electric vehicle (EV) ownership while on the tour. With only 2% of EV owners being from Black or Brown communities, AAA hopes to peak consumer interest to go electric. The guide also features a list of charging stations in each city along the tour. 


For more information on the EV Road Trip Guide, contact Montrae Waiters, AAA Spokeswoman at 813.244.0815 or For information about Columbus, GA, please reach out to Peter Bowden, President/CEO VisitColumbusGA at 706.322.1613 or

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