In recent years, as the National Park Service has faced deep funding cuts and a stagnant number of visitors, the country's demographic changes have made its problems more pronounced.
Most visitors to National Parks are white, and increasingly, they're also older. For instance, Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is one of the nation’s most visited and accessible parks, yet recent research out of the University of Idaho indicates that 92% of visitors in 2011 were white.
The faces of immigration reform can be seen on the outside of a downtown Roanoke building.
Three foot high photos of men, women, boys and girls, are glued onto the wall in nice, neat rows. It’s part of the Inside Out 11M Public Art Project. The 11 M stands for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U. S.
One of the nation’s most controversial artists has announced a surprising new work. It's a living tribute to W.E.B. Dubois. Carrie Mae Weems is a photographer who has reached back in history to honor millions of people who never got their due – women, people of color, and now the early civil rights activist W.E.B. Dubois.
On the 50th anniversary of his death, she began thinking about her favorite flower – and an unusual way to preserve the memory of Dubois.