Historical marker in Green Hills honors founder of Nashville’s first African American Girl Scout troop

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The Metro Nashville Historical Commission, District 34 Council Member Angie Henderson and Troop 1347 of the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee unveiled a historical marker July 23 in honor of Josephine Groves Holloway, founder of Nashville’s first Girl Scout troop for African American girls.

Holloway, a 1923 graduate and former employee at Fisk University, later became a social worker at the Bethlehem Center on Charlotte Avenue, according to the ordinance approving the marker located outside the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee, 4522 Granny White Pike, Nashville.

This is the 200th historical marker approved by the Metro Nashville Historical Commission.

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