Greetings! My name is Carolyn Michael-Banks and I am the owner and founder of A Tour of Possibilities (ATOP), an African American history tour of Memphis, TN. I operate the only tour company in Memphis, TN offering regularly scheduled tours with a narrative and perspective not customarily included in traditional tours.
ATOP’s mission is to take you on an eye-opening journey that enlightens and entertains. We share a Memphis you can FEEL! Together we will explore the influence and contributions made by African Americans in the development of this great city. You will be engaged not just by the sites we cover but the lesser known stories woven in between those historical sites.
ATOP has been operating since 2014. We have received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
We offer the Memphis Caravan Tour where you stay in your own car and follow our van through the city (in a caravan) and hear the tour through the speakers in your car via your smart device and bluetooth.
If you prefer the flexibility of experiencing the city on your own, we offer a GPS Narrated Audio Driving Tour. Download the app and you will be given turn-by-turn instructions as you see the sites and hear the stories of African Americans in Memphis from Slavery to Civil Rights. You will also be able to listen to this tour via “continuous play” if you prefer to listen at home.