Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
African American History, a selection of important events from the Dred Scott case in 1857 to the implementation of school desegregation plans in the 1970s, written by Lisa Cozzens.
Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement, a travel itinerary prepared by the National Park Service and others, listing 41 sites in the National Register of Historic Places associated with the modern civil rights movement, as well as the Selma- to- Montgomery March route. Maps, photos, history, and more.
National Urban League Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is the premier social service and civil rights organization in America. The League is a nonprofit, community-based organization headquartered in New York City, with 115 affiliates in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest, largest and strongest Civil Rights Organization in the United States. The principal objective of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of the United States.
Blacks in Government (BIG) functions as an employee support group, an advocacy group and a resource group for Black civil servants.
Writing Black Alphabetical list of authors with links to their individual works, from the American Studies, Black History and Literature Department of Keele University, plus historical texts and links to libraries of Black studies.
National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., NABA, is a national membership organization for developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by Blacks and other minorities in the accounting profession.
National Society of Black Engineers The NSBE provides information on the programs, membership, convention, career fairs, pre-college activities and other helpful tools and articles for any engineering student or technical professional.
Black Online Enterprise Business news, strategies, information and resources for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, managers, and professionals, supported by Black Enterprise Magazine.
The Black World Today TBWT is a collective of journalists, writers, artists, church-based racial justice advocates, communicators and entrepreneurs who have banded together to use the information revolution as one means towards the overall empowerment of Black people in the United States and around the world.
100 Black Men of America, a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government, devoting their combined skills and resources to confronting the challenges facing African America youth.
Africa-America Institute, to expand education and professional training opportunities for Africans, foster greater understanding of Africa in America, and promote mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations.
Kawanzaa, a description of the 7 principles and the ceremonial accessories, from the African American Web Ring.
African-American Picture Books An extensive alphabetical list of authors of picture books that provide realistic positive images of Black children, by Kay Vandergrift of Rutgers.
Black Facts Online. Find out what happened this day in history, with search capability by date, word, or category, supported by InnerCity Software.