Freedom Day Journey of Hope Tour: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge, TN, US
Language: English
6 Stops 20.2 miles · Car · Preschool, Teen, Adult, Elementary
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  • Oak Ridge, TN Pre- World War II Manhattan Project
  • African American History


"Bringing the Gifts that My Ancestors Gave, I am the Dream and the Hope of the Slave" Maya Angelou In our collective American story, the basic human experience of hope connects us all. Hope is truly future-focused. In anticipation and jubilee when the day of freedom would come to the enslaved in East Tennessee on August 8, 1863, to years later on June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth) when their enslaved brothers and sisters in Texas finally received the news of emancipation, we recognize the spirit of hope. The Freedom Day, Journey of Hope Tour highlights significant sites of the African American experience from slavery to Freedom in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Enjoy and See the East Tennessee Secret City from a Different Perspective. This self-guided tour includes some easy to moderate hiking, depending on skill level.

Route Details

Fight For Freedom: Woods Chapel Site

3.8 miles

Chasing Freedom: North Ridge Trail

2.5 miles

Freedom Deferred: Oak Ridge Pool

1.98 miles

3 more tour stops

Please purchase tour to gain access to every tour stop.


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