Why We Love New York!

On March 12, 1945, the state governor of New York signed in to law the Ives-Quinn Anti-Discrimination Bill.  New York became the first state to enact legislation prohibiting the practice of discriminating against job applicants and employees on the basis of race, religion, or creed.  This law was modeled on the policies of the Fair Employment Practices Commission, created by President Roosevelt on June 25, 1941.

“La Casa de Bernarda Alba”

On March 6, 1945, Federico Garcia Lorca’s play “La Casa de Bernarda Albapremiered in Argentina.  Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theater director who traveled in the US and South America.  His book of poetry, ”Gypsy Ballads”, was selected by Le Monde, a leading French newspaper, as one of the 100 books of the 20th Century.  Lorca was murdered in circumstances that are still disputed; one conjecture is that he was shot by the anti-communist death squads during the Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939).