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Three New Opportunities to Share Black History in Our National Parks

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Black history and the African-American narrative comprise an essential chapter in our country’s shared heritage and culture. Nearly 30 of our […]

The Legacy of Fred Korematsu

In 1942, a 23-year-old welder from Oakland, California, refused to be incarcerated in a government camp because of his ethnicity. […]

An inscription from the Martin Luther King National Memorial on the Washington Mall in Washington, D.C.

Free Entrance to All National Parks on Monday, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

On Monday, January 21, the Department of the Interior will waive entrance fees at all national parks in honor of […]

Valles Caldera

Unfinished Business

While “do-nothing” is the adjective du jour for the 112th Congress, we argue that it is not a fair description […]

Five coal-fired power plants operate on or adjacent to the Navajo Nation, affecting a number of national parks. Photo © Theodore Grussing.

New Video Highlights Navajo and Hopi Perspectives on Clean Air

Shiprock, a majestic rock formation of great religious and cultural importance to the Navajo, could once be seen from Mesa […]