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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.
Posted byon April 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and beyond.
Posted byon April 10, 2014 at 6:24 PM EDT
Fifty years after President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, President Obama speaks at the LBJ Presidential Library to honor the work and legacy of our nation’s 36th president.
Posted byon April 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM EDT
During the course of his five-year presidency, Lyndon Baines Johnson, sounded a death knell to racial inequality through a triumvirate of laws: The Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
Posted byon March 25, 2014 at 10:08 AM EDT
Vice President Biden reiterates that the rights of LGBT people are an inseparable part of America’s promotion of human rights around the world.