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Tubman exhibit honors "Girl Reserves"

The Tubman African-American Museum has a new exhibit in honor of Sarah Randolph Bailey.

Bailey was inducted as a Georgia Woman of Achievement in 2012 for her service as an educator, civic leader, and Girl Scout leader in Middle Georgia.

Bailey founded the "Girls Reserves" in Macon during the early 1940s.

The group was founded for girls of color and taught them the same activities that girl scouts did, since the Girl Scouts were not integrated at the time.

Eventually, she became chairwoman of the Central Committee for Macon's troops when the Girl Scouts integrated in 1945.

Tonya Parker, a director at the Tubman museum, says Bailey's contributions to Macon are something that everyone can admire.

"Sarah Bailey stands out as a person who did what she could to make a difference in her world, in her area and I think that all of us can take something from that," Parker said.

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia will gather at the museum to dedicate the exhibit at 3 p.m. this Sunday.

The event is open to the public.


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