Recognizing the Conservation Work of Black CCC Companies in PA

 

Often in the conservation movement, the contributions of people of color are overlooked or thought to be nonexistent. The Pennsylvania Conservation and Natural Resources published a short article on the work of the segregated Civilian Conservation Corps and their work in PA state parks. The units of predominately African American men built roads, shelters, camp tables, benches, bridges, culverts, sewers, wells, camp stoves, trails, and parking areas. The men were instrumental in the building of Penn-Roosevelt and Pymatuning state parks.

Read the full  Article here. 

2 comments

  1. Donna,
    Thanks for sharing the article. So much of the African American contributions go unheralded.

    • You’re right Stephen. We only have one planet. We are one people. We all are responsible for Earth’s care. Peace.

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