Jennifer Tosch is a Surinamese-American (SuriAm) and founder of The Black Heritage Tours.
Initially, she visited Amsterdam for an intensive two-week postcolonial history course, given by the Black Europe Summer School (BESS) in Amsterdam, NL. Another reason going was to conduct research about her mother who had lived and studied in the Netherlands for several years just after World War II.
The inspiration for the tours first came not only from the transformative experience she had as a student of the BESS, but also from a void that she encountered regarding positive narratives about the presence and contributions of the African Diaspora in the Netherlands. After sharing her experiences with family and friends, she firmly believed she could contribute her share to the process of unearthing the lives of our hidden histories in Europe and in 2013 Black Heritage Tours in Amsterdam was born. The journey has been nothing short of amazing. She has built a sustainable business by collaborating with an awesome team of scholars, historians, public officials, businesses, and heritage tourism professional
Since launching the tour in Amsterdam, NL she has also added tours in Brussels, Belgium; and; starting in 2017 she will expand Black Heritage Tours to New York State!
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