Lessons from the Legends: America’s Expanding Liberal Democratic Tradition


  • Daniel L. Dustin University of Utah
  • Kelly S. Bricker University of Utah
  • Matthew T. J. Brownlee Clemson University
  • Keri A. Schwab California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo




Civil Rights, National Park Service


“Lessons from the Legends” is a series of 10 inspirational videos created for park and recreation classroom and staff training purposes. Each video depicts an important theme uncovered in a larger content analysis of a cross section of in depth interviews with park and recreation practitioners and educators selected as “Legends in Parks and Recreation” by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. We present each video’s script as an article with a link to its accompanying video that brings the story to life. Readers are invited to access the link and download the video for educational purposes as each article appears in “Legends and Legacies.”Subscribe to JPRA

Author Biographies

Daniel L. Dustin, University of Utah

ProfessorDepartment of Health, Kinesiology and RecreationUniversity of Utah

Kelly S. Bricker, University of Utah

Professor and Program DirectorParks, Recreation, and TourismDepartment of Health, Kinesiology and Recreation

Matthew T. J. Brownlee, Clemson University

Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

Keri A. Schwab, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Assitant ProfessorExperience Industry Management Department





Legends and Legacies