The Girl Scouts were founded in Savannah, GA on this date in 1912. Their first Black troop was formed in 1917 and they desegregated in the 1950's. Dr. Gloria D. Scott became the first Black National President of Girl Scouts in 1975.
The Savoy Ballroom opened its doors in Harlem, NY, for the first time on this date in 1926. Known as the "Home of the Happy Feet," the Savoy was Harlem's first dance club during the "Swing" period.
Andrew Jackson Young, Jr., UN Ambassador and Atlanta, GA, mayor, was born in New Orleans, LA, on this date in 1932. Young was Co-Chair of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games.
Virginia Hamilton, an award-winning author of juvenile fiction including "House of Dies Drear," "M.C. Higgins the Great," and "Sweet Whispers, Brother Rush," was born in Yellow Springs, OH, on this date in 1936.
A founder of the modern jazz movement, Charlie "Yard bird" Parker, died on this date in 1955.
Malcolm X withdrew from the Nation of Islam on this date in 1964.
Charles Fuller won the "Pulitzer Prize" for A Soldier's Play on this date in 1982.
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