Classic Images of African American 4H Youth Enjoying Nature

Written By OutdoorAfro

Published on Mar 19, 2013

Our hearts melted when a member of the Outdoor Afro community on Facebook shared a link of photos, like the ones below that show images of black children enjoying and learning in nature in their 4-H camp in North Carolina in the 1940’s.
“What is old is new again.” one member commented. We could not agree more. Enjoy these timeless images that showcase examples of African American connections to nature over time.

Wake County – July 14-17, 1941, Camp Whispering Pines. Boys and girls enjoy a swim at the Wildlife Camp – at extreme right is M. H. Crockett, County agent Wake County


Wake County – July 14-17, 1941, Camp Whispering Pines. The “tree group” identified 14 different trees around the camp on a tour under supervision of Mr. Graber, ext. forrester

Check out the rest of the images here, Courtesy of North Carolina State University