Josephine Holloway-

She established one of the first African American Girl Scout troop in 1942 after trying for years to start a troop. In 1944, she was hired by the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council (in Nashville,TN) to act as a field adviser for all the African American Girl Scout troops. She remained in that position until she retired in 1963. In 1951, integration started for the Girl Scouts of Cumberland Valley. Holloway’s office was moved to the Councils building. In 1962, integration officially started when the council got rid of its “Negro district”.


Portrait of two African American boys sitting on a barrel-Savannah Georgia

From: Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American collection

The photo, which may have been taken in the early 1860s, was a testament to a dark part of American history, said Will Stapp, a photographic historian and founding curator of the National Portrait Gallery’s photographs department at the Smithsonian Institution.

“It’s a very difficult and poignant piece of American history,” he said. “What you are looking at when you look at this photo are two boys who were victims of that history.”

The photo was found at a moving sale in Charlotte, accompanied by a document detailing the sale of John for $1,150, not a small sum in 1854.

Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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