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1960s

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Photo of Girl Scouts sitting in front of the Apollo 12 moon launch. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.Photo of Debbie Reynolds standing with Girl Scouts. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

Left: Girl Scouts witness the Apollo 12 moon launch at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Right: Actress Debbie Reynolds heads the "Piper Project" to recruit and retain girls.

 

 

A few months after Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s rousing "I Have a Dream" speech, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 on behalf of the constitutional rights of African Americans, but he also was embroiled in controversy over America's growing involvement in the Vietnam War. Toward the end of the decade, Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.