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The Trail Mix: June Crunch

SCOOP IN with Outdoor Afro as we celebrate Juneteenth, discover local tide pools and lead Black Music Month inspired hikes this month! By Outdoor Afro Leadership Director Zoë Polk Atlanta, Georgia  Day Trip to Chattanooga Tennessee  June 13 Healing Hike and History at Sweetwater Creek State Park with Sierra Club June 27 Bay Area, California Hike Point Reyes and Celebrate…

Outdoor Afro Leadership Team in Harpers Ferry National Park, WV

#FindYourPark, Find Our History: A Collective Call to Action from Outdoor Afro

by Outdoor Afro Leadership Director, Zoë Polk LET’S read the placards overlooking the Suisun Bay at the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and be critical of words like “mutiny” and “riots.” LET’S dig our hands in the earth at  George Washington Carver National Monument and as we gaze upon his childhood home, remember that our…

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Celebrate Black History Month with Outdoor Afro

Join us in living and remembering Black History this February and every month of the year by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk On Saturday February 7, 2015 Outdoor Afro Richmond Virginia hosted a “Healing Hike” in York River State Park. This hike was part of Outdoor Afro’s nationwide campaign to engage as a community in solidarity activities with Ferguson and New York…

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Cycling in Honor of Marshall W. “Major” Taylor

By, Viva Yeboah (Outdoor Afro Chicago) “There are positively no mental, physical or moral attainments too lofty for the Negro to accomplish if granted a fair and equal opportunity.” — Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, World Champion Cyclist In honor of Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, famous Black cyclist, Outdoor Afro Chicago joined Red Bike & Green-Chicago (RBG)…

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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…

A Hike to Honor our Heroes

by Outdoor Afro Leader Zoë Polk At Outdoor Afro, we always take the opportunity to turn a day off into a “day out;” that is- a time to join together with our community in nature. This Veterans Day was a particularly unique day out for us because we set our intention to honor the heroes…

Bicycling the Underground Railroad

   “Every great dream begins with a dreamer…” – Harriet Tubman This morning we were delighted to receive a message from Erick Cedeño, who said, “I traveled back to the 1800’s from New Orleans, LA to Niagara Falls, NY…along the Underground Railroad by bicycle to become an eyewitness to history and follow the footsteps of the…