Atlanta’s First Black Girl Scouts Event
Atlanta’s First Black Girl Scouts: The Untold Story of the District V Girl Scout Troops
Sunday, June 10, 2012. 3:00 p.m.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Atlanta’s First Black Girl Scouts: The Untold Story of the District V Girl Scout Troops. This community discussion will highlight the experiences of Atlanta’s first African American Girl Scout troops, and honor the achievements of Bazoline Usher, Phyllis Dews, and Roslyn Pope.
Usher led the group of African American women who founded Atlanta’s first troops for girls of color in 1943. Dews was the second Field Director of District V. Pope was the 1953 Senior Girl Scout All State Camper and had numerous accomplishments in her Girl Scout career.
This event will also include displays of photographs, Girl Scout memorabilia, pins and vintage uniforms pieces from the 1940 – 50’s that reflect District V’s achievements in scouting.
A Senior from Troop 1368 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta will be in a uniform from that era and serve as moderator for the discussion. This picture was taken at their cookie booth sale on Girl Scout Sunday, March 11, 2012.
The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History is located at 101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303; Tel: 404-730-4001. All events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Posted on June 3, 2012, in African Americans, Archives & Archivists, Council History, History / Archives Committee and tagged African-American, Black History, District V, postaweek2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.