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Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 3:01 PM EDT
In the latest installment of Being Biden, the Vice President reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, and shares a photo of himself with Representative John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, and other leaders of the civil rights movement.
Posted byon July 1, 2014 at 1:19 PM EDT
Yesterday, for the sixth time since taking office, President Obama joined national, state, and local community leaders, business leaders, grassroots activists, elected officials, and others for an event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month at the White House.
Posted byon July 1, 2014 at 9:45 AM EDT
As we celebrate Pride Month and approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Labor Department is reaffirming its commitment to equal opportunity for all.
Posted byon June 26, 2014 at 5:39 PM EDT
There is nothing more mainstream than ensuring that all families get the respect and protection they deserve.
Posted byon June 6, 2014 at 9:10 AM EDT
We honor the legacy of Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese American activist who dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice, not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but all communities of color.
Posted byon May 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM EDT
Secretary Jewell announces the latest NPS heritage initiative, which will focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans.
Posted byon May 28, 2014 at 2:50 PM EDT
President Obama releases a statement on the passing of author, poet, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou.
Posted byon May 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT
This week, the President spoke on the importance of raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure, and bringing jobs and tourism back to America; invited the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks to the White House; and designated a new National Monument. The First Lady honored Brown v. Board of Education, and the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Romania and Cyprus.
Posted byon May 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM EDT
Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and Continuing the March Toward JusticePosted byon May 16, 2014 at 8:44 PM EDT
The Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education marked a major victory for the cause of equal justice under law, an inflection point in American history, and a spark that in many ways ignited the modern Civil Rights Movement.