Category: discrimination

Happy Pride from San Francisco! 🏳️‍🌈

Photos from San Francisco’s early Gay Freedom Day parades during the 1970s.

Remembering Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary

The World Health Organization declared Dec. 1, 1988, the first World AIDS Day. On the 20th Anniversary, photographers and reporters reflect on their coverage of the epidemic.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the genocide of more than 11 million people—at least 6 million of them Jews—along with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma and Sinti (also called Gypsies), people of color, people with disabilities, political opponents, and homosexuals.

Can America Learn From Berlin’s Struggle to Face Its Violent Past ?

“Discrimination and segregation in the Armed Forces…is a great threat to Negro youth and to the internal stability of our nation. Segregation becomes all the more important at a time when the United States should be assuming moral leadership in the world.” ~ Asa Philip Randolph, Civil Rights leader, in a 1947 letter to President Truman

On July 26, 1948—69 years ago today—President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, which officially began the process of integrating America’s racially segregated military forces. The last segregated troops were finally disbanded in September of 1954.