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  • Florida courthouse named for judge who broke racial barriers

    | GSA Blog Team

    When Joseph Woodrow Hatchett took the Florida Bar Exam in 1959, he could not stay in the hotel where the test was being administered because of Jim Crow laws still in effect.

    Nearly 63 years later, lawmakers passed a 2022 law clearing the way for GSA to display Justice Hatchett’s name on the U.S. Courthouse Annex in Tallahassee, Florida.

  • GSA Celebrates Black History Month

    | GSA Blog Team
    As Black History Month comes to a close, here’s a look back at some of the moments that show how GSA celebrated and amplified some inspiring stories.Blacks in Government Chapter Brings Powerful Speake...
  • GSA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    | GSA Blog Team
    As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we honor the contributions, skills, and talents of people with disabilities as well as the important impact they have on our soc...
  • GSA Talks Supplier Diversity at US Black Chambers National Conference

    | Bartholomew Kaminski
    The Associate Administrator for GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy, Krystal J. Brumfield, participated in a panel discussion titled “Federal Contracting Made Easy” at the 2022 U.S. Black Chambers...
  • GSA Celebrates Legacy of Civil Rights Movement

    | Aluanda Drain, Associate Administrator, Office of Civil Rights
    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’v...
  • GSA Buildings Home to Important Moments in Black History

    | GSA Blog Team
    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...
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    Video: Late Congressman John Lewis Reflects on the Significance of the Martin Luther King Federal Building

    | GSA Region 4
    In August 1988, Congress passed a bill sponsored by U.S. Representative John Lewis formally naming the Atlanta U.S. Post Office Annex as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building.In an interview fe...
  • Celebrating Diversity by Honoring the Lived Experience of Employees

    | Patrick Kigongo, Jon Roberts
    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...
  • How GSA is working to advance equity and environmental justice

    | Sonal Larsen, Climate Senior Advisor and Andrea O’Neal, Equity Senior Advisor
    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....
  • LGBTQ+ inclusion at work and in tech

    | Nathen Huang (he/him)
    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, Transgende...