Little Known Black History Fact: The First Black Girl Scouts of America

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In1969, Dr. Dorothy B. Ferebee served as the first black vice president of Girl Scouts USA. Then Dr. Gloria Scott was chosen as their first black president in 1975. Dr. Scott was a Texas native and educator with a degree in zoology from Indiana University. The member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated later served as the president of Bennett College for women in 1987.

African American Girl Scout troops gained national recognition and nurtured black girls’ interest in aviation, global travel, new technology and leadership.

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