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Alan Spears Legislative Representative for National Parks Conservation Association National
Parks History & Cultural Diversity Expert for Big Blend's 'Way Back When' Radio Magazine
Alan Spears joined the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) in May of 1999,
as an intern for the Enhancing Cultural Diversity program. He has spent the last
eight years working as a legislative representative and resident historian for NPCA’s
Government Affairs Department. In 2007, Alan led the grassroots and legislative campaign
that won passage of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Funding
Reauthorization Act. In 2011 Alan help lead the campaign to add Fort Monroe (VA)
to the National Park System via presidential proclamation. He remains the only NPCA
employee ever to be rescued from a marsh by a Park Police helicopter.
Alan has a B.A. in American History with a concentration in Women’s Studies from
Clark University (MA) and an M.A. in American History from Howard University (DC).
Alan is currently reworking his thesis on the Washington, DC Race Riot of 1919 into
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