‘A dream come true’: Historically Black beach to become park

During the Jim Crow era of forced racial segregation, Black Americans were prohibited from visiting beaches like Ocean City or Atlantic City.

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These young women were among the crowds that came to Elktonia Beach in Annapolis, Maryland, a historically Black beach that has been saved as parkland. (Maryland State Archives)

Biden administration pledging $1 billion for conservation

Time is running out to apply for the $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge to support community-led efforts to conserve and restore lands and waters across the country.

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Lake Sherburne in Glacier National Park, Montana (Roland Taylor)