Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 25, 2020

Black In National Parks Week

Posted yesterday by Yosemite National Parks
Today marks the first day of #BlackInNationalParksWeek! 🎉
Over the next five days, we’ll be celebrating past and present Black excellence in Yosemite, and asking what it means to create equitable, diverse, and inclusive national parks for coming generations.
Help kick this week off! Whether you just visited your first park or your family has been coming for decades, post your photos with the hashtags #1stNationalParkVisit or #NPsFamilyAffair.

Stay tuned—tomorrow, the 104th birthday of the NPS, Yosemite’s own Ranger Shelton Johnson will be speaking on a panel hosted by

The Joy Trip Project

on the under-representation of Black Americans in park visitation. Register here: https://joytripproject.com/anti-racism-in-our-national-parks-a-panel-discussion/

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*Note: We recognize the very different perspectives being shared in the comments, and we ask that you participate respectfully and refer to our comments policy. See recent NPS Director David Vela’s statement on race, equity, and the values of the NPS: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/06-09-20-david-vela-statement.htm?fbclid=IwAR2C-XPsJ99RqW_8yeqWESWDBT8lWvqM-wrBBDnIP0XoeZZJAj1nk7oDJfg
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