Meet The First All-Black U.S. Group That Will Climb Mount Kilimanjaro


Climbing one of the seven summits is no small feat, especially when you’re on track to make history.

On June 16, members of the community organization Outdoor Afro will travel to Tanzania to become the first all-black group from the United States ever to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Phil Henderson, the first African-American male to climb Mount Everest, will lead the group expedition, along with a team of trained support leaders.

Founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro, Rue Mapp, spoke with mbg on the phone to speak a bit about the upcoming, historic trip and Outdoor Afro’s mission.

“This is a historic moment. There has never been an expedition like this that has been completely supported and led by participants who are African American. Outdoor Afro is here to celebrate African Americans who want…

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