In a bid to show blacks are an integral part of the national park audience, the "African American National Park Event" has been scheduled for June.
This is a grassroots project, it is not sponsored nor endorsed by the National Park Service...We are organizing a day when African Americans across the country will congregate in one of their local National Parks.This CALL TO ACTION is to show that African Americans do enjoy the outdoors and will work to protect and maintain our precious resources. There are numerous stories of African Americans forging history in our national parks, such as the Buffalo Soldiers and Colonel Charles Young. Let's make sure their stories continue to be told.
The event is scheduled for June 7 and 8.
To look for events in your area, check the group's Facebook page regularly.