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Feb. 28, 2020

DLA Distribution hears from distinguished speaker and author during Black History Month event

Dr. Claiborne Douglass Haughton Jr. was the guest speaker at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution headquarters Feb. 26. He gave a speech not only entailing his own struggles and ultimate triumphs, through years of racial oppression and bigotry, but also the numerous examples from American history.

Feb. 13, 2020

DLA Distribution Commanding Officer's National African American/Black History Month Message

Black History Month is a time set aside to honor African Americans who have made contributions, not only to our military history, but even more importantly, to our American history.

Jan. 16, 2019

Actions to help others should be focus of Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, says nephew

Isaac Newton Farris Jr. remembers the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as “Uncle M.L.,” his mother’s lighthearted younger brother, fond of bike rides and pranks. He also remembers two major themes his uncle would advocate for just as strongly today, he told an audience Jan. 16 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

March 23, 2017

Women's History Commentary: Growing Up With Etta

The author recalls her late grandmother, blues musician Etta Baker, a prominent figure in women's history, African American history and America's musical heritage.