Galleria Dallas partners with Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas for Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Galleria Dallas is partnering with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas for a month-long partnership that highlights the history of Girl Scouts and celebrates the accomplishments of women in scouting. The Gallery Wall features an array of inspiring stories, bridging the past, present & future of Girl Scouts.
Included is the story of Josephine Holloway, who began working to create Black Girl Scout troops beginning in 1924.
Also featured is Dallas Professional Women's very own Zara Jones; a Gold Award Girl Scout who restored the Plano African American Museum during the pandemic, is also one of the stories highlighting the future of scouting.
We caught up with Zara Jones during the unveiling of the installation on Friday, January 27th asking her to share thoughts on how her experience in Girl Scouts shaped her life, "I'm beyond honored to be a part of this exhibit alongside so many trailblazers! I'll cherish the life-long lessons and friendships forever!".
Opal Lee reading her book "Juneteenth, A Children's Story" during the unveiling of the installation at the Galleria
Central to the display is a tribute to Fort Worth’s Mrs. Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth.”
This partnership celebrates not only Black History Month but also Women’s History Month and International Day of Girls and Women in Science on February 11th. For more information visit https://galleriadallas.com/programs/events/girl-scouts-celebrate-black-history-month