Reach Out


Last updated 7/20/2020 at 12:57pm

It’s a simple photo on the front of today’s B section: one white Army veteran and one black Navy recruit reaching out to shake hands while meeting on a hiking trail. In this time of divisiveness and fear, of people recoiling into like-minded groups instead of reaching out to others, the image is encouraging and exemplary.

In the story on Page 1B, local resident Earl Hunter discusses his reasons and efforts to have more black Americans enjoy the pleasures of camping, of America’s great outdoors. Due to fears that black Americans historically associated with the outdoors – lynchings...

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