Javier Wallace, Ph.D., is the "Master Storyteller." He is the founder and guide of Black Austin Tours(BAT). Javier started BAT in 2019 as a continuation of AfroLatinx Travel, which he co-founded in 2015. In all endeavors through curation and narrative storytelling, Javier seeks to amplify the themes explored in his lived experiences and academic research. Javier's work centering on the histories, experiences, and contributions of Black people has led him to be featured on the Travel Channel, ESPN Longhorn Network, and The Discovery Channel documentary on self-emancipating Africans. Various articles have been written on Javier's work in publications such as Conde Nast Travel and Travel & Leisure. He was awarded the "Top Travel Influencer" in 2021 by The Texas Travel Awards.
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