Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Published 01/20/2014 by Dani B.

GSWOblog

i_have_a_dream_martin_luther_king_freecomputerdesktopwallpaper_1600-600x450Today marks the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.  This is a great opportunity to tie the history lessons that girls have learned in school about Martin Luther King Jr. to their Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting, she intended it to be for all girls.  Many girls today have heard the stories of Rev. King who headed the civil-rights movement fighting for equality for all people, but they don’t know that he too recognized that Girl Scouting was progressive in the civil-rights movement and served as a good vehicle in breaking down the barriers of racial segregation.In 1956, Martin Luther King Jr. described Girl Scouts as “a force for desegregation.” (Black History and the Girl Scouts of America. AARegistry.org. January 14, 2014). 

Girl Scouting has gone through many changes since the 1950’s, and the advocacy that Martin Luther King Jr taught the nation and the hopes of…

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