• Beginning Monday, June 12, 2023, GPO is launching FDLP eXchange version 1.1, enhancing ease of use and functionality. Important information: Due to the need for data… Read More
  • U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library is working to add more than 47,000… Read More
  • The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has kicked off its second Library Services & Content Management (LSCM) Pilot Project Initiative to help Federal Depository… Read More
  • Print records for 667 titles related to FDR-era Civil Defense (PR 32) have been added to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) as part Pilot Project 1. These… Read More
  • The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) posted a new set of all Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) MARC bibliographic records (1,051,805 as of April 2023) on… Read More
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On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy addressed the nation on the struggle to affirm civil rights for all Americans. His administration had sent National Guard troops to accompany the first black students admitted to the University of Mississippi and University of Alabama. In the speech, proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights, Kennedy announced that he would be sending civil rights legislation to Congress; that legislation was passed after his death and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

FDLP eXchange

GPO is launching FDLP eXchange version 1.1 the week of June 12, 2023. Due to data migration, users will not have access to the site June 12-18. Learn more.


National First Ladies Day is on June 2 every year. This day recognizes the unique role America’s leading women played in serving the nation. The role of First Lady started in 1789 with Martha Washington, the wife of the first U.S. President, George Washington.


The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women’s right to vote was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919. Many states quickly ratified the amendment, though it would be a close call when the final state, Tennessee, pushed the amendment into law in August 1920.


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