Imagine yourself walking among trees dappled with sun. A clear stream gurgles nearby. Maybe your shoulders relaxed a bit just picturing it. But for some African Americans walking in the woods is tied to a legacy of racial terror, and could trigger quite the opposite response.
The national nonprofit Outdoor Afro is inspiring African Americans to reclaim the outdoors as a place to refresh the spirit, replenish the soul … and simply have fun!
We hear from local organizer Monette Bailey, and from the founder of Outdoor Afro, Rue Mapp.