16 Black Environmentalists You Should Know

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  • 042111 news national environment Majora Carter
  • 042111 news national environment warren washington
  • 042111 news national environment Will Allen
  • 042111 news national environment Shelton Johnson
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist dr beverly wright
  • Nikki Silvestri
  • Denzel Thompson
  • Tanya Fields
  • Norris McDonald
  • Karen Washington
  • Kari Fulton
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist Omar Freilla
  • 042111 news national environment Lisa P Jackson
  • 042214 national enviornmentalist john francis
  • 042111 news national environment Van Jones
  • 042111 news national environment robert bullard

Shelton Johnson

Though he had limited experience with nature and wildlife growing up in inner-city Detroit, Shelton Johnson always dreamed about the great outdoors. Johnson is currently a ranger with Yosemite National Park and strives to bring more minorities to the country’s National Parks to connect with nature. He also has helped bring alive the story of the Buffalo Soldiers (the legendary African-American army regiment, who helped patrol the parks in the early 1900s) by lecturing students, talking to descendants of soldiers and authoring a critically acclaimed Web site about the men.

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