About

July 19th, 2014 by camaal

What is Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust?

Founded in 1997, Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust is a partnership institution examines the built environment and documents regional influences of the African Diaspora one experience at a time. 

Our institutional partners include the following organizations:

The Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund 

Cinnamon Westside City Farm Project 

CUBA Live! 

Imagenes del Caribé

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Pirogues on the shores of the Gulf of Guinea, Kribi Cameroon.

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust provides curriculum development and project management for schools, independent research projects and public history programming events.

Over the years Cinnamon Traveler has participated in domestic and international Archival Processing Projects, Architectural History Surveys and Urban Farming educational workshop initiatives.

Beginning in May 2011, Cinnamon Traveler has been involved with people to people research and cultural exchanges in Cuba,  Brasil, and Cameroon. Thus far field study research trips have been conducted to examine the architectural landscape as it is influenced daily by art, commerce, eclecticism, modernity and history.

Travel in Cuba has covered more than 2000 kilometers and has been extremely rewarding and thoroughly inspirational. Regions explored include, Santiago, Camaguey, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio and La Habana. 

In Brasil the cultural immersion journey focused on Candomblé inspired arts, tradition and practice. Regions explored include, Sao Luis, Salvador and Recife in the North and Rio de Janeiro in the South.  

The cultural immersion experience in The Cameroon explored Nile Valley retentions influence on architecture, culture, and traditions. Regions explored include, Douala, Bwassalo, Bafoussam, Bandjoun, Bayangam, Yaounde, Kribi, Limbe, Buea and Bimbia.

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust participates in a variety of conferences and cultural exchanges internationally. Through the lens of cultural immersion and international travel, while on the road, we share interesting observations in a column called The Measure.

Cinnamon Traveler examines the Built Environment, while documenting history and regional experiences of the African Diaspora, One Experience at a Time. 
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Grace Lynis, BA, MA, History

Grace Lynis is an Archivist, Architectural Historian and Publishing Editor of Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust, a private partnership institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

She has conducted academic field study research locally and abroad; centered on the significance of community sovereignty, public education, women architects, resort community development, urban farming initiatives, spirituality, burial practices and American Jim Crow social customs, policies and legislation.

Ms. Lynis has delivered papers at conferences domestically and internationally. She is the content developer and managing editor for CinnamonTraveler.org, the news and travel chronicle website that examines the Built Environment, while documenting history and regional experiences of the African Diaspora, One Experience at a Time. 

North East West South – we present a fresh look at the NEWS