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Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club San Francisco Crusader [Issue No. 69, December 5, 1978]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09871.13 Author/Creator: Harvey Milk Gay Democratic Club Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Newspaper Date: 5 December 1978 Pagination: 8 p. ; 44.6 x x 28.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One memorial issue dedicated to Harvey Milk and George Moscone dated December 5, 1978 printed by the San Francisco Crusader. Item contains various memorial pieces which highlights Milk's political career; political campaigns; youth; memorials for George Moscone.

Background Information: Harvey Milk (1930-1978) born in Woodmere, New York was the first openly gay American politician to be elected to an official position in California's history. He had moved to San ...Francisco in 1972. While in office, Milk was able to pass a bill that banned discrimination in housing and employment based on someone's sexual orientation. In November 27, 1978, he and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by Dan White, a former city employee who had wanted his job back after a failed venture in the private sector.

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People: Milk, Harvey, 1930-1978
Craig, Gwenn, 1951-
Nicoletta, Daniel, 1954-

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Gay rightsHomosexualityActivismPoliticiansAnniversariesCaliforniaFuneralsGriefCampaigns

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