How to use this directory of resources

Click on Browse/Filter to narrow your search by checking specific communities and services included in the EchoX community listings.

EchoX includes a steadily growing searchable database of organizations, groups, writers, artists and others organized by ethnicity, cultural focus, type of heritage work and/or type of community action. Check back often to see newly added listings!

Want to add yourself or a group to the EchoX community listing?
Community resource listings will grow organically as you and others are added! If you’re involved with community work related to EchoX themes – ethnic cultural heritage and social action – click ‘Sign Up’ in the upper right corner and add your own page to the Directory for free!

After clicking ‘Sign Up’ you will be taken to a form to fill out to create your account. Once you open your account, you’ll have ongoing access to an EchoX backend template where you may provide any information you want others to see. You can also add your own events to the calendar with details and artwork.

Send the EchoX link to your own supporters. Site visitors will learn more about you, your work and your events!


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SoulOfAmerica pioneered black travel information on the web

  • Education
    Cultural Exchanges
  • Services
    Business & Trade

When SoulOfAmerica 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. One famous general market travel guide even advised people not to visit the South Side of Chicago. That challenged us to prove them wrong and enlighten the world. Inspired by our lead, other travel media now include African-American sites in every hamlet, but not as comprehensively as us.

Though African-American travelers are our primary audience, SoulOfAmerica attracts visitors of all stripes and geographies 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 our culture deserves. 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-friendliness for the visitor’s convenience. 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.