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Thursday, February 26, 2015

African American History

As February comes to an end I would be remiss if I didn't at least share one project in honor of Black History Month.  I celebrate and honor my heritage everyday!  Today's LO is one that I have been trying to scrap for sometime and finally decided I wanted to make sure it was done for this month.

Last September my daughter's Girl Scout troop attended the historic highway marker dedication ceremony honoring the first Southern African American Girl Scout Troop.  It was Troop 34 formed in 1932, they met on the Campus of Virginia Union University where the marker was dedicated.  In addition the girls got to meet Gloria R. Scott the first African American Nationa President of the Girl Scouts.  She was president from 1975-1978 and was instrumental in the redesign of  the Girl Scout Trefoil to highlight the diversity movement.  Ms Scott was also the first African American instructor to teach at a predominately white institution when in 1961 she started teaching Biology at Marion College in Indiana.

When completing the LO I used a kraft base from Recollections and papers from the K&Co Girl Scout paper pad, used my cricut to cut the word dedication, the highway sign and the uniform (shirt & vest).  The sketch inspiration for this LO is from  Tiare's Desk to Done challenge #51 and this is my eighth LO for my 2015 challenge.

Take care and be safe.


Papercrafting Princess said...


Lois Wyche said...

This is adorable and I'm grateful to learn something else about our history.

Miss Misi said...

What a great experience.

Krafthead said...

Very nice project!