How can the U.S. National Parks attract more minority visitors? America’s national parks were created as free spaces for all to enjoy, but in both visitors and employees, they have struggled with diversity. A poll done by the National Parks Service in 2008-2009 found that 78% of visitors were white, even though they comprise only 63.7% of the U.S. population. Grassroots organizations like African American National Parks Event are now trying to help diversify the parks by encouraging minorities to get out and enjoy the spaces.
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Read more in “Changing the Face of National Parks.”
PRODUCERS: Tik Root, Paul Rosenfeld
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Paul Rosenfeld
EDITOR: Nick Lunn
National Parks: Inside a Movement to Attract More Visitors of Color | National Geographic