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The "Scottsboro Stories" blog reflects the writings, photographs, arrangements, opinions and musings of me, Garry L. Morgan, only. I do not represent the Scottsboro Boys Museum or the Scottsboro Multicultural Foundation - the parent organization of the Scottsboro Boys Museum. I receive no profit from this endeavor. This blog is for educational purposes and that of open expression about racial and sexual discrimination, institutional and personal racism and the deadliest war of all time - "The Culture War."


SCOTTSBORO BOYS MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER OPENING STORIES

The Ledger: "Scottsboro, Ala., Museum Opens to Mark a Shameful Case " http://www.theledger.com/article/20100221/NEWS/2215011


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Military veteran fired-Issues: Discrimination, nursing in uniform, attack on women and poor military leadership.


A recent photo has resulted in the photographers employer firing the photographer. The photography depicts nursing military mothers, in uniform, providing food for their child. More on the story: http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/woman-behind-controversial-military-breastfeeding-photo-fired-her-164900839.html

A related story concerning the nursing mothers photographed. Nursing mothers reprimanded, military officials claim photographs and related press releases concerning the issue is political campaigning in uniform which is illegal: "Terran Echegoyen-McCabe, a member of the Air National Guard, was photographed in uniform nursing her 10-month-old twin daughters. Sitting next to her, also nursing, is Christina Luna. Both Luna and Echegoyen-McCabe live and work at the Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane." Link to the story: http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0601/Breastfeeding-moms-in-military-uniforms-reprimanded-video

ABC NEWS VIDEO about issue.

Friday, June 1, 2012

National Equality Observance Themes, Courtesy of Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Institute-DEOMI

Americans represent many cultures and backgrounds, celebrate our diversity.


 National Observance Themes  
Date 
Source/Theme 

Martin Luther King’s Birthday 

16 January 2012 

National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: The King Center 
Remember! Celebrate! Act! 
A Day On, Not A Day Off!! (This theme does not change.) 
African American/Black History Month 
1-29 February 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) 
Black Women in American Culture and History 
Women’s History Month 
1-31 March 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: Women’s History Project 
Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment 
Holocaust Remembrance Day 
Days of Remembrance 
19 April 2012 
15-22 April 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 
Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue 
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 
1-31 May 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: Federal Asian Pacific American Council 
Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion 
Women’s Equality Day 
26 August 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: Women’s History Project 
Celebrating Women's Right to Vote (This theme does not change.) 
Hispanic Heritage Month 
15 September- 
15 October 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers 
Diversity United, Building America’s Future Today 
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 
1-31 October 2012 
National and Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: Department of Labor 
A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do? 
National American Indian Heritage Month




1-30 November 2012 
Department of Defense USD (P&R) Theme 
Source: Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) 
Serving Our People, Serving Our Nations: Native Visions for Future Generations