Black History and the National Parks

African Americans have an incredibly rich history with the National Parks. From defending parks in brigades, to being some of the first Park Rangers, to paving literal trails that we still walk today, African Americans have made huge contributions to the National Park System.

Resources: 

Outdoorafro.com 

African American Experience Fund

Latria Graham (@LatriaGraham) has written for the Guardian - https://www.outsideonline.com/2296351/were-here-you-just-dont-see-us

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/13/hiking-african-american-racism-nature

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/13/hiking-african-american-racism-nature

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00045608.2012.689240

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/africanamericanheritage/twenty-and-odd.htm

https://www.nps.gov/yose/learn/historyculture/buffspodcast16-30.htm

www.nps.gov/youthprograms

https://www.nationalparks.org/connect/blog/celebrating-black-history-and-culture-through-national-parks?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=linkpost 

Audrey Peterman’s Huffington Post blog 

 Legacy on the Land - Audrey & Frank Peterman

Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System - 

Frank Peterman

Gloryland - Shelton Johnson 

Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life - Betty Reid-Soskin