Girl Scouts has a long history of being inclusive and serving as a platform for all girls’ voices, regardless of their background. So, it’s not surprising that the first African American Girl Scout troop was founded in 1917—just five years after our inception. This February, in honor of Black History Month, join us as we celebrate all girls as well as historical G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ hard-hitters who inspired true leadership and courage.
Just a Few of the Amazing
African-American Women in History!
|Dorothy Vaughan. Image via the Human Computer Project|
|Josephine Holloway. Image via GSUSA.|
|Admiral Michelle J. Howard. Image via Navy.mil|
|Katherine Johnson. Image via NASA.|
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