Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February Is Black History Month

"Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us." - Wilma Rudolph

This year marks the 50th year of the Civil Rights Act

This document was the most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction

In a nationally televised address on June 6, 1963, President John F. Kennedy urged the nation to take action toward guaranteeing equal treatment of every American regardless of race. Soon after, Kennedy proposed that Congress consider civil rights legislation that would address voting rights, public accommodations, school desegregation, nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs, and more.

Despite Kennedy’s assassination in November of 1963, his proposal culminated in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson just a few hours after House approval on July 2, 1964. The act outlawed segregation in businesses such as theaters, restaurants, and hotels. It banned discriminatory practices in employment and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, libraries, and public schools.

Passage of the act was not easy

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

National Wear Red Day-Feb. 7th

Heart Disease is the #1 killer among women...  

Protect your HEARTS ladies!  After all, nobody knows your heart better than you!

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