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The First Black Girl Scout Troop

In 1917, five years after its inception, the first troop of African American girls was formed. This photo, taken in the late 1930s, is of the first African-American troop in the Dixie Region, which covered the Southern states. Source:

"If we held one minutes silence for every victim of the holocaust... We would be silent for eleven and a half years"

In 1921, the Greenwood Avenue district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was an exemplar of what a motivated African American middle class could accomplish. Dubbed, "The Negro Wall Street," Greenwood Avenue was populated by successful African American families, businesses, hospitals and churches. All this would change on May 31.

During the days of segregation, some businesses were only open to African American and people of color on certain days. Memphis Zoo was one of those establishments.