As Seen on Oprah, October 2010:
Poet and Author Shelton Johnson
As Seen on
The Oprah Show!
Shelton Johnson, a native of Detroit, Michigan, currently serves as a ranger in Yosemite National Park. He has worked for the national park service since 1987, also serving in Great Basin National Park and Yellowstone National Park, as well as in parks in and around Washington, D.C.
He served with the Peace Corps in Liberia and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, where he won several writing awards, including a Hopwood Award in poetry.
Johnson has presented his original living-history program about a buffalo soldier at venues around the country and has received many honors and awards for this work, which has also been widely covered in the media; and he is featured in the Ken Burns documentary film The National Parks: America's Best Idea. He also introduced Oprah Winfrey to Yosemite during her first visit to the park on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Johnson and his wife and son live just outside Yosemite National Park.
Listen to our Shelton Johnson interview from Sierra Club Radio.
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In the media:
Silicon Valley Mercury News
Yosemite park ranger, legend of John Muir star in Ken Burns' national parks documentary
Everyone's Yosemite: Connecting urban kids to national parks
San Francisco Chronicle
Park ranger asks: Where are the black visitors?