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Six Square: Austin's Black Cultural District

  • 1152 San Bernard St.
  • Austin, TX 78702
  • Tel: (512) 505-8738

From the Victory Grill – where luminaries such as Bobby Blue Bland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and B.B. King all played Blues and R&B – to Downs Field, where baseball greats Jackie Robinson, Satchell Paige, and other stars of the Negro League played ball… To the stately homes of San Bernard Street and the modern architecture of John Chase… History still lives, and the future is evolving, in Austin’s Black Cultural District. Six Square offers tours that encompass landmarks of Black architecture and design, historic cemeteries in the District, sites of slavery and emancipation, churches, juke joints on the Chitlin’ Circuit, and other distinctive places in Central East Austin.