The Legacy of Lincoln Hills Lives On Nearly A Century Later

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Camp Nizhoni, whose name means beautiful in the Navajo language, was founded in 1924 at Lincoln Hills in response to the segregationist policies of the time, which prevented African American girls from attending the same YWCA camps as white children.

When it was built in the 1920s, Lincoln Hills was the only resort west of the Mississippi built by and for Black people. Reflections from a woman who first visited there as a child, her son, and a 14-year-old who wants to learn from their experience.