Black Scientist Encounters Racist Effigy of Lynched Black Man While Traveling for PBS Special

Nicole Rojas
May 3, 2019 - 5:00

A Black scientist recently shared a frightening and racist situation she encountered while traveling to Maryland for a TV special on black bears. Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, a conservation scientist and large carnivore ecologist, was traveling for a PBS special called “American Spring Live” on April 28 when she encountered a racist effigy of a lynched Black man hanging from a tree. On Twitter, Wynn-Grant shared how working to protect the environment can be dangerous and “mentally/emotionally costly” for Black scientists. “I’ve just arrived...

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