Introduction to the Special Issue: African Americans and Tourism

Introduction to the Special Issue: African Americans and Tourism

By Derek H. Alderman

Given the highly discriminatory history of hospitality in the United States, the relationship between African Americans and tourism is obviously complex. Despite this documented history, inequalities still characterize the industry. This article explores this topic through a social justice lens as well as seeing the African American tourist as an important and profitable segment of the travel market.

Alderman, Derek H. “Introduction to the Special Issue: African Americans and Tourism.” Tourism Geographies 15, no. 3 (2013): 375-379. Abstract.