Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 15, 2023

Audubon Society Votes to Keep Its Name Despite Ties to Slavery 

The New York Times reports

The National Audubon Society announced on Wednesday that its board of directors had voted to retain the organization’s name despite pressure to end its association with John James Audubon, the 19th-century naturalist and illustrator who enslaved people, drawing backlash from fellow bird groups that have already changed their names.

The National Audubon Society’s decision faced sharp criticism on Wednesday from other birding groups across the country, including its own staff in the Bird Union.

Read article at National Audubon Society Will Keep Its Name Despite Ties to Slavery

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