July 6, 2021 /
Jona Elwell

Summer Reading: Black Woman in Green

Gloria Brown (left), Donna L. Sinclair and “Black Woman in Green,” Brown’s memoir, co-authored with Sinclair. Image Courtesy of Oregon State University Press.

It is officially summer folks! If you are looking for a fast-paced, inspiring, and impactful summer read – look no further than Gloria Brown’s, Black Woman in Green: Gloria Brown and the Unmarked Trail to Forest Service Leadership

Brown grew up in Brightwood Park, by the Fort Totten Metro. Interweaving her personal life, she tells the story of her rise as the first African American woman to attain the rank of forest supervisor at the US Forest Service. Her story is told amongst a backdrop of issues including representation in the federal government, women’s history, the history of the American West, and literature associated with African American experiences in predominantly white societies.

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