This online forum puts into context the current circumstances of our modern times in which Black Americans are statistically the least likely of all racial or ethnic groups to visit our national parks. We discuss a few of the root causes of this disparity in visitation as well as likely solutions meant to correct it.
Our goal in this exciting conversation is to offer a broad ranging view on the prospects of a future National Park System that is racially diverse, equitable and inclusive. Can we get there?
Panelists are Dr. Carolyn Finney, an independent scholar; Dr. Nina Roberts, professor of recreation and tourism at San Francisco State University; Shelton Johnson, Yosemite National Park ranger; Robert Stanton, former National Park director; and Angelou Ezeilo, co-founder of the Greening Youth Foundation.
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