Preserving Resources and Fostering Diversity with Robert Stanton

35 minutes

Robert G. Stanton joined the National Park Service as a seasonal ranger and rose through the ranks to become the agency’s first African American Director. In this episode, he reflects on the need to tell a more honest and inclusive history of America. He also speaks about his current work for the Preservation in Practice program that brings young African American professionals into historic preservation and as an expert member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.


This episode is sponsored by

Maria Marable-Bunch, Fred McCoy, Darwina L. Neal, Gail C. Rothrock, Carol Shull, and Charlene Dwin Vaughn.

This episode was written, edited, and produced by Hannah Hethmon for Better Lemon Creative Audio. Additional editing by Julia Letts. Narration and hosting by Jane I. Seiter, Ph.D. Research and support from Jere Gibber. 

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