Civil Rights

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GSA Celebrates Legacy of Civil Rights Movement


Black History Month is a time not only to celebrate Black achievement, but also to remember the extraordinary Black people and events that have shaped this nation’s history. If there is one thing we’ve learned from social and political…

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GSA Buildings Home to Important Moments in Black History


During February, as the nation marks Black History Month, the General Services Administration (GSA) is highlighting some of the historic sites that have played a prominent role in the fight for Civil Rights and racial justice.Historic courthouses and…

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Celebrating Diversity by Honoring the Lived Experience of Employees


Over the past few months, our Technology Transformation Services (TTS) team shared some of the ways we strive to embrace diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) and empower our diverse workforce. One particularly successful initiative began…

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How GSA is working to advance equity and environmental justice


Andrea O’Neal and Sonal LarsenEarlier this year, GSA reaffirmed its commitment to decarbonizing the federal footprint and to exploring ways to power operations with carbon pollution-free electricity. This commitment is critical to combating the…

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LGBTQ+ inclusion at work and in tech


How can we be responsible for designing inclusive products and services, with LGBTQ+ people and experiences at the center?Pride Month is an annual celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual,…

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GSA: A Place Where Everyone is Valued (VIDEO)


The U.S. General Services Administration is committed to advancing each of the key priorities of the Biden-Harris administration, including racial equity and civil rights. As one of several ways the agency is honoring Pride Month in June 2021, GSA is…

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Celebrating Black culture and innovation at TTS: Black ingenuity and talent


Black and African American technologists shape every definition of innovation. During Black History Month, the Technology Transformation Services (TTS) celebrated Black and African American innovators in our program and our country.But Black History Month…

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Celebrating Juneteenth and Our Shared Story of Independence


As we excitedly plan to celebrate America’s birthday on July 4th, we are given a chance to reflect on the nation’s journey to independence. We can also explore what freedom truly means to different communities and generations of Americans.June…

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Pioneering Black Architect William Wilson Cooke


African Americans pursuing a career in architecture have always faced high barriers to entry. The profession remains mostly white to this day. Even during periods of extreme racial discrimination, however, a small number of black architects were able to…

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-23