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A native Harlemite himself, Neal Shoemaker founded Harlem Heritage Tours more than 10 years ago to introduce visitors and natives to the sights, sounds, and experiences that define the neighborhood. By partnering with local organizations such as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Apollo Theater, Neal and his crew of Harlem-born-and-raised guides help to preserve the surrounding community and culture at the same time they're opening it up to newcomers. Meanwhile, they teach history with anecdotes more vivid than tourists can find in books or by asking everyone they pass to tell them a story. Bus and walking tours explore the neighborhood’s vibrant roots, ranging from the Civil Rights movement to the hip-hop age to locations seen in notable TV shows and films, jazz venues, and Sunday-morning gospel tours.