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25 Mar 2023
NPS, Viewpoint, Yosemite

The Muir Discussion 

Above Photo: The Tunnel View overlook of Yosemite Valley (by Trey Ratcliff via Flickr Creative Commons) This video, by The Muir Project, highlights the messages and basis of the Muir Campfire Discussion on Diversity, Inclusion and Relevancy, held at the Yellow Campgrounds of Yosemite National…

National Parks, NPS

Civil Rights Courthouses 

Three courthouses in the South that helped galvanize the civil rights movement after Brown v Board of Education began the dismantling of the Jim Crow era were designated as national historic landmarks this week. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals courthouses join more than 2,500…

Black Americans, Women

Mountaintop Chill 

A key member of the first all-African-American ascent of Denali, Adina Scott also goes against type as a scientist and musician Almost as soon as their grand destination first came into focus, one of the most significant mountaineering expeditions in recent years was greeted, not…

National Parks, NPS

NPS: No Confederate Flags 

National Park Service Release WASHINGTON – Confederate Battle Flag sales items are being removed from national park bookstores and gift shops. “We strive to tell the complete story of America,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. J arvis said of the agency’s reputation for telling…

National Parks, NPS

New Book on AAPI Heritage 

Even after a bullet skimmed his head, Private Edward Day Cohota fought valiantly during the Civil War’s Battle of Cold Harbor and carried a wounded comrade to safety. His remarkable story is one of many recounted in the new National Park Service book, “Asians and…

National Parks

$26M for NPS Projects 

Above photo: B. Monginoux /Landscape-Photo.net (Creative Commons license) An ambitious project to rehabilitate and restore the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias in Yosemite National Park is among 106 initiatives, representing an investment of $26 million, announced by the National Park Service to help parks prepare…