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Seventy-three years ago today, the International Military Tribunal of the Nuremberg trials prosecuted the major parties responsible for the Holocaust and other World War II atrocities. Learn about the trials and their impact with HeinOnline’s History of International Law database.
Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking, in the same week, singer R. Kelly was also arrested for sex trafficking (and more). As you await the outcome of both trials, study up on the charges by learning more about sex trafficking with HeinOnline.
On this day 55 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 during the height of the civil rights movement. Join HeinOnline as we explore the evolution of the act, the efforts that went into its passage, and its ultimate impact.
The Stonewall Riots launched an international phenomenon that continues to grow as LGBT rights are increasingly recognized across the globe. As Pride Month comes to a close, join HeinOnline in exploring its origins and the development of LGBT rights in the United States.
Today, people across the United States are commemorating the end to American slavery. Juneteenth Day—a portmanteau of “June” and “nineteenth”—is the oldest known celebration of African-American emancipation. Read along to learn the history of Juneteenth.
A study published in February 2018 by the American Journal of Public Health was conducted to update previous examinations of racial/ethnic disparities in the use of lethal force by law enforcement in the United States. Join HeinOnline as we take a deeper dive into this hot topic.
Five years ago, two gay men were turned away by the Christian owner of a bakery in Lakewood, Colorado because of his religious beliefs. The case has been in court ever since and will be heard by the Supreme Court in its new term, which began on October 2nd.
Yesterday, the United States observed the holiday which marks Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. The name Martin Luther was chosen in honor of the German religious reformer from the 1500s.