By Don Corrigan
Outdoor author Eddy Harris was in town recently and we broke bread and discussed his upcoming work and documentary on paddling the Mississippi River. We have a mutual interest in encouraging more people of color to get into the outdoors and to enlist in the environmental movement. Harris wrote a great piece in Outside Magazine a few years ago about black people’s reservations about outdoor activities in America. I plan to draw from his work in a presentation I will give in March before the American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association. This column on Harris has drawn a lot of feedback from Kirkwood, Mo. residents who remember his growing up in their town.