Suggested Reading: Black & Brown Faces in American Wild Places

Photographed and Written by Dudley Edmundson, Cambridge, Minnesota: Adventure Publications, Inc., 2006.

Black and Brown Faces

I was on Amazon searching for books on African Americans and the environment. When I opened up the link to  Black & Brown Faces, I recognized two familiar faces: Frank & Audrey Peterman. They like nineteen others tell their own environmental stories within the broader tapestry of the broader African American communities. Shelton Johnson reminisces about traveling alone through Yellowstone Park by snowmobile to deliver mail. And like a griot, he recounts some of the history of the Buffalo Soldiers protecting national parks. Cheryl Armstrong also organized the James P. Beckworth Mountain Club to take urban African American children to wilderness places.

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