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Black Americans

‘Spokesperson for the Dead’ 

Shelton Johnson keeps alive the story of the Buffalo Soldiers to connect African Americans, other nonwhites to national parks NOTE: Clicking on most images will launch a full-sized viewer. Story, photos and multimedia by Glenn Nelson Shelton Johnson is the Michael Jordan among people of…

Profiles, Yosemite


A ranger at Yosemite National Park for 23 years, Shelton Johnson has a vivid, distinctive way with language – not a surprise given his training and experience as a writer and performer. During my time around him, I started a list of what I started…