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Highlights from Washington History: Desegregating D.C.’s Girl Scouts

“The process of racial inclusion and desegregation in the Girls Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital highlights the messiness, and push and pull, of the fight for equality in the Nation’s Capital.” Miya Carey, “Becoming “a Force for Desegregation,” The Girl Scouts and Civil Rights in the Nation’s Capital.” Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in […]

Hand Over Washington History

Have you ever walked by the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and wondered about the massive hand sculpture that sits just outside the building? Artist Jim Fauntleroy was paid $1,800 to create the piece in 1968; according to a Washington Post interview conducted the same year, he “started with the fingers and it was kind […]