Category Archives: Culture & Heritage

African American History Month

February is African American History Month .  This month we celebrate the contributions that African Americans have made to American history in their struggles for freedom and equality and deepens our understanding of our Nation’s history. National African American History Month had its origins in 1915 when historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 20th century’s most influential civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga. King entered the civil rights movement in 1955. That same year, he led a bus boycott that was initiated by Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Ala., where blacks were made to sit at the back…

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Fourth of July

By Military.com On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event. Conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when the colonies…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries.  A national moment of remembrance takes place at…

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EEOC Issues Discrimination Guidance

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination to replace its 2002 compliance manual section on that subject, the federal agency announced. The Commission has also issued two short user-friendly resource documents to accompany the guidance: a question-and-answer publication on…

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month Mes de la Herencia Hispana Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started…

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