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Observance Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday (20 Jan 2014)
Black History Month (Feb)
Irish American Heritage Month (Mar)
Women's History Month (Mar)
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy (Mar 25)
Holocaust Remembrance Day/Days of Remembrance (April-May)
National Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
Caribbean American Heritage Month (Jun)
Women's Equality Day (Aug 26)
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 - Oct 15)
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (Oct)
National American Indian Heritage Month (Nov)
US Census Bureau - Minority Links

Presidential Proclamations



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Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday (20 Jan 2014)
    Department of Defense Tribute
    King Center
    Martin Luther King , Jr. Day of Service
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
    Nobel Prize Organization (Biography)

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Black History Month (Feb)

    Aboard the Underground Railroad
    African American Freedom Fighters Soldiers for Liberty
    African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian
    African American Mosaic

    African Americans in the Navy
    Association for the Study of African American Life and History
    Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History Month
    From Slavery to Freedom: The African American Pamphlet Collection 1822-1909

    Rosa Parks: Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
    Slavery and the Making of America
    The African American Migration Experience
    Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
    The African American Yearbook

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Irish American Heritage Month (Mar)
    American Irish Historical Society
    American Foundation for Irish Heritage

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Women's History Month (Mar)
    Library of Congress
    National Park Service
    National Women's History Museum
    National Women's History Project

    Navy Example of Women's History Month Observance
    Powers of Persuasion - Women's Posters
    Women in Military Service for America Memorial
    Women in the Armed Forces
    Women in the U.S. Army
    Experiencing War - Women of Four Wars

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Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy (Mar 25)
    American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
    Center for Greek American Heritage

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Holocaust Remembrance Day/Days of Remembrance (April-May)
    American Jewish Historical Society
    Anti-Defamation League
    Jewish American Heritage Month
    Jewish War Veterans
    National Museum of American Jewish Military History
    Planning Observances for Military Audiences
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

   Free Planning Resource from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

To assist you in planning an observance for this year's Holocaust Days of Remembrance, the Museum has created a new resource containing a two-disc CD and DVD set filled with advice and ready-to-use resources for organizing civic, military, and interfaith observances. This resource is free and can be obtained by completing and submitting an order form (click here for form).

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National Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month (May)
    Asian Nation
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Association
    Asian Pacific Islanders in the US Army
    Federal Asian Pacific American Council
    Filipino American Centennial Commemoration
    National Museum of American History
    The Asian American Yearbook

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Caribbean American Heritage Month (Jun)
    Caribbean American Heritage Month
    Caribbean Amerindian Centrelink
    Institute of Caribbean Studies
    U.S Rep. Barbara Lee (sponsor of Caribbean-American Heritage Month legislation)

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Women's Equality Day (Aug 26)
    Library of Congress: American Memory Project: Votes for Women
    Not for Ourselves Alone (PBS)
    Rutgers University links on Women's Equality Issues

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Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 - Oct 15)
    Rhumb Lines - Hispanic Heritage Month
    Assimilation Trajectories for Mexican American Families
    DOD Observance of Hispanic Heritage Month
    Hispanic Americans in Congress
    Hispanic Americans in the U.S. Army
    Hispanic Employment Program
    National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers
    National Council of La Raza
    National Park Service: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
    PEW historical Center
    Smithsonian Latino Center
    The Hispanic Youth Symposium
    The Hispanic Yearbook

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (Oct)
    Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    Famous People with Disabilities
    Federal Employment of People with Disabilities
    Office of Disability Employment Policy Publications
    Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities

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National American Indian Heritage Month (Nov)
    American Indian Heritage Month (DoD)
    American Indians in the United States Army
    Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of the Interior)
    Indian Health Service
    Indians.org
    National Native American Veterans Association
    Native Americans in the U.S. Military
    Society of American Indian Government Employees

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Miscellaneous
    U.S. Census Bureau - Minority Links
    Presidential Proclamations
    The Arab American Yearbook

    RACE: Are We So Different?

    Let's Talk About RACE at the Smithsonian

    American Anthropological Association

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