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    Harvey Milk

    Lillian Faderman recalled the life of the late San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in America. He was assassinated in 1977, after serving one year on the city’s Board of Supervisors.

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    Joe Biden Presidential Campaign Kick-Off

    Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign with a rally in Philadelphia. To a large crowd of supporters at Eakins Oval, the former vice president stressed unity over division and said if elected, he would work with others to address issues such as climate change, health care affordability and access, and jobs and the economy.

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    Former Vice President Joe Biden Presidential Campaign Announcement

    Joe Biden announced in a YouTube video that he will be a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

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    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Victory Speeches

    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation from Wilmington, Delaware, after being declared the winners of the 2020 presidential election. President-elect Biden said the American people have “delivered us a clear victory,” and he urged that “this grim era of demonization in America begin to end here and now.” He also addressed supporters of President Trump, saying he understands their disappointment but that it was “time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again, and to make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as our enemies. They are not enemies. We are Americans.” Vice President-elect Harris in her remarks thanked the American people and acknowledged the women who paved the way before her, “including the black women who are often, too often, overlooked,” saying “they are the backbone of our democracy.”

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    President Biden 2021 Inaugural Ceremony

    Joe Biden was sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor swore in Vice President Kamala Harris. The ceremony featured Lady Gaga singing the national anthem, musical performances by Jennifer Lopez and Garth Brooks, and a poem read by Amanda Gorman. President Biden in his address declared, “Democracy has prevailed.” He repeatedly called for “unity” to solve the pressing issues facing the nation, which include a coronavirus pandemic and political strife. Due to the pandemic, only a small socially-distanced group attended the ceremony. The National Mall was filled with American flags, intended to represent the thousands of people who normally attend the inauguration. Former President Trump did not attend.

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    1969 Stonewall Riots and LGBTQ Civil Rights

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a talk titled, “Stonewall at 50: The Movement for LGBT Civil Rights” by historian and author David Carter. Stonewall was a six-day gay rights uprising that began during a police raid on June 28, 1969, in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

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    Presidential Remarks at Emory University

    President Biden and Vice President Harris spoke at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. They condemned the recent shootings at three Atlanta-area spas and gave an update on the coronavirus pandemic. Eight people died in the shootings, including six women of Asian descent. President Biden said a core value that should bring the country together is to stand “against hate and racism, calling it "the ugly poison that has long haunted and plagued our nation.” The president also talked about meeting his goal of 100 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days in office, and increased testing and vaccine access, and he highlighted successes from the American Rescue Plan Act.

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    President Biden Remarks at Drive-In Rally in Duluth, Georgia

    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden delivered remarks at a drive-in rally in Duluth, Georgia, on the 100th day of the president’s administration. The first lady introduced her husband, saying she had “always believed that he would be the president that we need.” As President Biden spoke, he touted his administration’s accomplishments achieved in his first 100 days, from COVID-19 vaccine availability to the passage of the American Rescue Plan. He also spoke about his proposed American Jobs Plan, calling it a “once in a generation investment in America.” During his remarks, the president was briefly interrupted by protestors demanding the end of private detention centers, for which he agreed with them and said, “private detention centers should be closed and we are working to close them all.”

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    Joe Biden Remarks in Warm Springs, Georgia

    2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivered remarks at a campaign event in Warm Springs, Georgia--home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s "Little White House"--on unity among the American people.

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