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40th - Commemoration at HHS

Fortieth Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 "Remembering the Past, Moving Forward"

Commemoration at the Department of Health and Human Services, July 13, 2004

Address by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

 Remarks by OCR Director Richard M. Campanelli

Remarks by Deputy Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D.

Honoring Civil Rights Champions

Achievements in Closing the Health Gap

Text from Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and additional quotations from the program brochure

Statement by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson on the 40th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 2004)


Promoting Equality in Health Care - HHS Message of the Day - July 13, 2004


Commemoration.
Deputy Secretary Claude Allen, Secretary Tommy Thompson and OCR Director Richard Campanelli congratulate one of the Civil Rights champions Marie Chretien.

Protest.
7/3/1963. Chicago
Physicians and others marched in front of the headquarters of the American Medical Association to protest "segregation and inequality in the field of health."

Segregation.
9/15/1938. Washington, DC
"Tuberculosis draws no color line": In a segregated setting, health care workers fought to stop the ravages of the disease.


 


Blacks in Government (B.I.G.)
Department of Labor Chapter Gospel Choir
The Choir was organized by Blacks in Government (BIG), Department of Labor (DOL) Chapter in 1984 with eight members to perform at Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations and African-American History Month activities. Today, the Choir consists of 40 members of diverse ethnic backgrounds and has a place of prominence among government agencies as well as the National Organization of Blacks In Government, Inc. (BIG). Bennett B. Gamble, Sr. has served as Choir Director for more than 15 years.

Last revised: July 22, 2004