Buffalo Soldiers

A Q&A with Teresa Baker, Founder of the African American National Parks Event

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A Q&A with Teresa Baker, Founder of the African American National Parks Event

California outdoorswoman Teresa Baker doesn’t just love national parks. She encourages thousands of people around the country to love them, […]

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]

The annual commemoration at Port Chicago. National Park Service photo.

Commemorate Black History Month in 5 Unexpected Places

National park rangers and staff are some of the nation’s best storytellers, charged with protecting the most momentous places in […]

The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Is Your Representative a Friend of the National Parks?

Does anything ever get done in Washington, D.C.? The news constantly portrays Capitol Hill as a deadlocked and rancorous place […]

Charles Young's homestead, Youngsholm, in Xenia, Ohio

Charles Young Monument Preserves Enduring Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

At the turn of the last century, a great American hero set an enduring standard of excellence that forged the […]