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On Taking Risks and National Parks

The national parks are our treasures, and I remain grateful for the multiple ways my organization, Outdoor Afro, and many others like it, have successfully partnered with park staff, scholars, and volunteers to help shift the visual representation and physical presence of who gets outdoors.  Engaging more people around the country with the tremendous assets…

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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….

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…