By Land and By Sea: Exploring Local Black History

This month, join Outdoor Afro as we dive into the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Swimming Pool,  discover little known Black history in our neighborhoods, and board the Balclutha to learn about African American sailors’ contributions to the 1920’s Alaskan salmon industry.

Atlanta, Georgia
Learn to Swim February 6 
Explore Martin Luther King National Historic Site February 13
Crystal River Manatee Festival February 19
Urban Hike in Auburn District February 27
Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tour February  27
Bay Area, California
Reclaiming Nature: A Panel Discussion with Outdoor Afro and Urban Releaf  February 3
Early Morning Cataract Falls Hike February 7
Orienteering at Sunol Regional Wilderness February 7
Snowshoe in Lassen Volcanic Park February 14
Gadget Geek Out with REI February 16
Emergency Preparedness with REI February 24
Black History Themed Urban Hike in San Francisco February 27
Charleston, South Carolina
Swimming Social at Martin Luther King Jr. Pool February 27
Walking Tour of Slann Island Plantation February 28
Chicago, Illinois and Gary, Indiana
 Book Discussion “Black Faces, White Spaces”  February 7
Hike the Miller Woods Trail February 7
Learn to Snowshoe with REI February 13
Los Angeles, CA
Discover the Hidden African American History of Los Angeles  February 27
Louisville, KY
Black History Hike in Chickasaw Neighborhood  February 20
New York/New Jersey
Black History Harlem Walking Tour February 28
 North Carolina Triangle
Let’s Hike the Bull! Urban Black History Hike in Downtown Durham February 27
Portland, Oregon
 Hike the Inner Loop Trail at Tryon Creek State Park February 13
Explore Smith and Bybee Lakes Wildlife Area February 27
Phoenix, AZ
Healing Hike Sedona Red Rock Ceremony February 14 
Richmond, VA
Birding with Richmond Audubon Society  February 13
Learn about U.S. Colored Troops at Petersburg National Battlefield February 20
Seattle, Washington
 In conversation with Dr. Carolyn Finney, author of  “Black Faces, White Spaces”  February 19
St Louis, Missouri
Guided Black History Hike in Washington State Park February February 19
Urban Hike to NW African American Museum February 20
Washington DC- Maryland- Northern Virginia
Fredrick Douglas 198th Birthday Celebration February 12
 Explore Black History at Lucasville School and Ben Lomond Historic Sites February 13
Harpers Ferry Camp Hill Hike February 14
Appalachian Trail Hike February 27
Learn to Ski or Snowboard at Liberty Mountain Resort February 28
Do you know the stories behind historically Black beaches, parks, and recreation areas in your city? Is your street named after an Outdoor Afro in history? Have you hiked sections of the Underground Railroad?  TELL US about the local Black History in your region!