Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 19, 2020

Looking at John James Audubon’s Racist Past

Revealing the Past to Create the Future
Over the last few months, Audubon has committed to becoming an antiracist institution—a commitment built on years of learning and action. We have a responsibility to help correct centuries of racial injustice by changing our internal and external practices. But first, we have some business to do in terms of reckoning with John James Audubon’s racist past.

To begin this work, we have published two pieces on this topic on Audubon.org. First is a column from our President and CEO, David Yarnold entitled Revealing the Past to Create the Future, and second is a piece by Dr. Greg Nobles, a notable JJA historian, called The Myth of John James Audubon. Look out for more articles on this topic in the months to come.

We invite you to read these pieces and join us in our mission to create a safer world for people and, of course, birds.

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