The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Discussion in 'Environmental' started by xcel, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    I think the most moving segment of the series for me was watching and hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, after the DAR refused to let her use Constitution Hall. NPS Director Harold Ickes made the Lincoln Memorial available to her. What wasn't mentioned was Eleanor Roosevelt's resignation from the DAR, and Ickes' removal of the pro-segregation Park Superintendant at Shenandoah NP, in their efforts for equality.
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Darrell:

    ___Good points about what the National Parks did to help integrate vs. some in power who were still segregating.

    ___I have been watching it for the second time on and off on our PBS prime channel in Chicago throughout the weekend and surprised what I missed the first time through. John Muir and his ability to recite the entire Old Testament by memory plus time studying any position he was ever in to increase profits. He was a genuine American genius and found his religion in Yosemite vs. hanging on at any of those positions that would have surely made him a multi-millionaire many times over including the CA Farm he married into and improved before heading back to nature.

    ___Good Luck

  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Just a reminder that this series is airing on PBS this week. I watched two episodes again last night and it is just as fantastic as it was the first time around.

    We are so lucky to live in a country as grand as ours filled with natural beauty that simply cannot be seen anywhere else.


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