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An article about Debbie Njai, founder of Black People Who Hike.


An article by Juan Michael Porter II about the need for equity in the outdoors, and space for Black people to be safe in the outdoors.


Article. There’s a common misconception that black people don’t love wild places. Latria Graham, a southerner with deep connections to farms, rivers, and forests, says the problem isn’t desire but access—and a long history of laws and customs that have whitewashed our finest public lands.


Article. Two years ago, Latria Graham wrote an essay about the challenges of being Black in the outdoors. Countless readers reached out to her, asking for advice on how to stay safe in places where nonwhite people aren’t always welcome. She didn't write back, because she had no idea what to say. In the aftermath of a revolutionary spring and summer, she responds.


 A book by Carolyn Finney about reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors.

AMC-DV DEI Overview for 2021

 ... link to document PDF

Understanding AMC's Initiative

Video One, 20 minutes,  Definitions and Terminology, diversity, equity, inclusion, tolerance, etc.

Why is DEI Important to AMC?

Video One, 20 minutes

Celebrating Explorers and Adventurers today and throughout History  Footnotes Articles

The Unlikely Thru-Hiker

Author Derick Luge is of Puerto Rican and African American heritage, placing him in a distinct minority among thru-hikers.  A fun adventure.

The Sun is a Compass

The story of author Caroline Van Hemert  and her husband's 4,000-mile journey into the Alaskan wilds. More

Matthew Hensen

Spring 2018

Freya Stark

Fall 2018

Adventure Gap

Book Review

Fall 2018

Buffalo Soldiers

Spring 2019

Everyone Belongs Outdoors

As your partner in conservation, education and recreation. the Appalachian Mountain Club is inspired by the untold diversity of our members and friends. We aim to be an inclusive, equitable, and kind community. We are committed to new membership and new leadership for those not historically represented by outdoor clubs and those who are new outdoor enthusiasts. And we are also building collaborations across committees within our Delaware Valley Chapter and across other AMC chapters while we form external collaborations with local schools, colleges and other outdoor clubs. At AMC we are united in our adventures by mutual trust, collective safety, respect for the natural world and appreciation for our time together outdoors.

In June 2020, AMC took a public position against racism and racist violence, and to stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. In the Delaware Valley our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is exploring ways to make our organization and its activities more inclusive and welcoming to all.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

AMC's main DEI web page ... link


DEI Information for leaders

Tips for AMC Activity Leaders:      click here

Urban Hike Library

Philadelphia mural walks and hikes: Downtown Mural Hike Map and Description

Resources to plan various routes and lengths through the mural capital of the world.

Lehigh Valley - Easton: Karl Stirner Trail Two miles, wheelchair accessible, Guide and map.

Visit various works of the international renowned sculptor through Easton and along the Bushkill Creek, 2.2 to 3.2 miles.

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