Jennifer Tosch is founder and CEO of Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours with which she creates awareness of Amsterdam's black heritage. Tosch is a Surinamese-American who grew up in San Francisco and
Oakland and came to Amsterdam for a postcolonial history course, given by the Black Europe Summer School (BESS). She encountered a void regarding positive narratives about the presence and
contributions of the African Diaspora in the Netherlands. That's why she founded Black Heritage Tours in 2013. The tours inform, inspire and educate, and thanks to its succes Black
Heritage Tours now are also organized in Brussels, Belgium and New York State. The Amsterdam Slavery Heritage Guide, published by LM Publishers, was a helpful resource for this
Martin Luther King memorial project. Another must read is Dutch New York Histories, connecting African, Native American and Slavery Heritage.