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A Special Bay Area Evening: Postcards From Yosemite

Join award winning journalist Belva Davis in conversation with Outdoor Afro members who will report back from their June 7-8, 2014 trip retracing the trail the Buffalo Soldiers forged from the Presidio of San Francisco into Yosemite National Park! This interactive evening will include: Oral narratives of Outdoor Afro participants in the trip, including members of the…

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Retracing the Path of Buffalo Soldiers to Yosemite

Joining folks around the country in celebration of the second annual African Americans National Parks Day, Outdoor Afros in Northern California embarked on a special trip to Yosemite Valley, commemorating the numerous contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, some of our nation’s first park rangers. Check out this wonderful video of our experience below! Buffalo Soldiers…

Outdoor Afro Chicago heads to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

By: Viva Yeboah In celebration of African American National Parks Day Outdoor Afro Chicago traveled to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in Gary, Indiana. First stop was the Paul H. Douglas Center of Environmental Education, we meet with Park Rangers and received an introduction to the history of the park and programs offered at the center….

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President Clinton and Rue Mapp Awarded Prestigious Conservation Award

President Bill Clinton is pictured with Rue Mapp, Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro at National Wildlife Federation’s Conservation Awards and Gala Event on April 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Click to watch Rue Mapp’s award acceptance speech HERE Rue Mapp was the recipient of Communications Award alongside President Bill Clinton who was the recipient…

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Outdoor Afro Wins the National Wildlife Federation Communication Award

Outdoor Afro Founder Wins Prestigious Award at National Wildlife Federation’s National Conservation Achievement Awards   Outdoor Afro founder, Rue Mapp of Oakland, California has been selected as the recipient of the National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) 2014 Communications award. Mapp is receiving this prestigious award for her dedication to environmental education and passion for connecting African-Americans…