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Pride and Prejudice: Researching Stonewall and LGBT Rights

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.

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Juneteenth Day: Celebrating an End to Slavery 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.

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Racial Disparity and Lethal Force

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.

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Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

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.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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.