SoulOfAmerica pioneered black travel information on the web. Our team draws inspiration from the many brave and creative African-Americans who invented or played a huge role developing Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Soul Music, Reggae, Zydeco, Soul Food, Creole Food, Barbecue, works of art, places of worship, historic sites, cultural sites, colleges and many other treasures that make our world richer.
When we started as an online hobby in 1997, general travel media only listed a handful of black heritage sites in New York City, Washington and Atlanta. Inspired by our lead, general travel media now include African-American sites in every hamlet, but not as well as us.
Though African-American travelers are our primary market, SoulOfAmerica attracts visitors of all stripes who broaden their travel perspectives by exploring editorial, listings, photos, video and shared stories on cultural treasures with all the appreciation and in some cases, reverence they deserve. In that sense, visiting SoulOfAmerica to virtually sample African-American culture is similar to visiting Chinatown to sample Chinese-American culture.
We have upgraded our international content, social media and mobile guides to ensure that we appeal to a broader range of demographics. Whether a quick visit or hour long dive into SoulOfAmerica, we promise that there are many insights and pleasant surprises to make your next trip more engaging.