James Mills on African Americans and national parks

August 29, 2010

The early national parks were patrolled and protected by the American Cavalry. Ken Burns explains their role in a brief excerpt from his latest PBS series, then, independent producer James Mills follows up on Ken Burns' remarks about the Buffalo Soldiers and looks into the issue of why so few African-Americans visit the national Parks today.



This issue seems to be as good an indicator as can be found, testifying that we are failing to inform, educate, commiserate with, and apologize to a critically important sector of our extremely diverse population. There's no time to start like the present!