Ask a Ranger Podcast

Reedy Creek State Park; a Personal History of Segregation

November 01, 2020 Jessica Phillips Season 4 Episode 9
Ask a Ranger Podcast
Reedy Creek State Park; a Personal History of Segregation
Show Notes

James Johnson grew up in William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh North Carolina during Jim Crow laws and Segregation.  At that there were two separate parks; Crabtree Creek State Park, and Reedy Creek State Park.  His father, James Johnson, was one of three African American Superintendents for the three segregated NC State Parks. This is a fascinating conversation on many levels.  James Johnson is a great historian and story teller of North Carolina Raleigh/Cary history.