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Walking Classroom members cross over the Edmund Pettus Bridge

NPS-Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail Holds 50th Anniversary Walking Classroom

TUE, MARCH 24, 2015, 09:38 AM EST

The Selma to Montgomery Historic Trail’s “Walking Classroom,” now underway, is the first time the NPS has offered an opportunity for youth, ages 18 to 25, and the general public, all ages, to retrace the footsteps of civil rights giants. Read More >

Betty Reid Soskin wearing her park uniform, holding a folder in her hand, and standing in front of posters at the park.

Women's History Month: An Interview with 93-Year-Old National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin

TUE, MARCH 17, 2015, 01:21 PM EST

Women’s History Month upon us, we interviewed Betty Reid Soskin, a 93-year-old park ranger with Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. Here she shares her connections to the park, her past and the future. Read More >

From left, Rachelle Horowitz, one of the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington, and BLM Office of Civil Rights Chief Alexie Rogers.

DOI, BLM Host Special Event Commemorating 1963 March on Washington

TUE, JANUARY 20, 2015, 10:54 AM EST

In honor of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Observance, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management on Jan. 14 held a special presentation of "The March" – the story behind the historic 1963 March on Washington. Read More >

From left, BOEM Diversity Change Agent Patricia Jones, BSEE DCA Olivia Adrian, then BOEM Acting Director Walter Cruickshank at a BOEM Multi-Cultural Day event.

Web Reads: Diversity/Careers Magazine Interviews BOEM's Patricia Jones

FRI, DECEMBER 19, 2014, 09:24 AM EST

In an interview with Diversity Careers in Engineering and Information Technology Magazine, Patricia Jones, a diversity-change agent with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management discusses BOEM's commitment to diversity, inclusion and work-life balance. Read More ( >