about Black Freedom Outfitters
From Matthew Henson, the first Black person and American who "discovered" the North Pole in 1909, to coordinated ski weekends across the country in the 80s, and contemporary groups like OutdoorAfro and Red Bike and Green, Black people have always been a part of the outdoor adventure landscape.
Real and persistent barriers (structural, social, financial) have both omitted Black people's histories and experiences in the outdoors as well as access and visibility in the current outdoor adventure arena.
Being rooted in a rich history of outdoor exploration and inspired by an ever growing community of Black adventurists, we started Black Freedom Outfitters- an adventure outfit that curates one of a kind experiences that both center the geographies, histories, and experiences of Black people and supports those to dare in their outdoor exploration pursuits.
Our Mission at BLACK FREEDOM OUTFITTERS is to CURATE UNIQUE, OUTDOOR ADVENTURES THAT PROVIDE ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCES TO EXPLORE AND LEAD IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
We do this via a two pronged approach: Curated Experiences and Leadership and Training.
Leadership and Training
Our Sojourners environmental stewardship and outdoor adventure leadership training program cultivates a new generation of Black outdoor enthusiasts and skilled leaders who are trained to lead safe, fulfilling outdoor adventure tours.
We design and curate outdoor activities that highlight geographies of cultural, political, and/or social significance to Black people in the US and abroad. With intention we select destinations that explore the unique outdoor narratives, sites of resistance, arts and culture of Black people.