Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights

Morrie Turner

Morrie Turner was a pioneering African American cartoonist who created the comic strip “Wee Pals.” The strip, featuring a multicultural group of children, ran in many U.S. newspapers for almost 50 years. “Wee Pals” emphasized “Rainbow Power,” the concept that all different races, ethnicities and abilities could work together for common goals. Turner also made an impact as a civil-rights activist, historian, social commentator and teacher. Turner created the cartoons below to illustrate the basic rights a child should have to explore the outdoors.


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