J. Maurice Hopkins stands outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jackson Ward, where he and William “Bunny” Roane were the first Eagle Scout candidates in Boy Scout Troop 478 under the leadership of Scoutmaster Linwood D. Ross.
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Denied their chance
Racism and segregation wouldn’t allow young African-Americans in Richmond to use whites-only pool for life-saving swimming merit badge in quest to become Eagle Scouts
J. Maurice Hopkins never wanted this story written.