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Milk, Harvey (1930-1978) "Harvey Milk for Assembly!"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09871.02 Author/Creator: Milk, Harvey (1930-1978) Place Written: San Francisco, California Type: Printed document Date: 1976 Pagination: 2 p. ; 35.7 x 21.8 cm.

Summary of Content: One flyer entitled, "Harvey Milk for Assembly!" dated 1976. This item was distributed during Milk's run for Assembly in 1976. Consists of scanned images of news clippings that mention Harvey Milk in the headlines. Headlines relate to Milk's previous attempts to run for office, his outright criticism of "political machines." Reverse side is a print of an article from the San Francisco Bay Guardian dated March 12, 1976 detailing George Moscone firing Harvey Milk from the Board of Permit Appeals.

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. See More

People: Milk, Harvey, 1930-1978
Moscone, George, 1929-1978

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Gay rightsHuman RightsDiscriminationActivismCampaignsPoliticiansPolitics

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