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Committee on Civil Rights To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09621 Author/Creator: Committee on Civil Rights Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: December 1947 Pagination: 1 v. : xii : 178 p ; 26 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Final report of President Truman's Committee on Civil Rights. The report identifies race discrimination in virtually every area of American life such as education, employment, voting, military service. Recommendations include: to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission, Joint Congressional Committee on Civil Rights, and a Civil Rights Division in the Department of Justice; to develop federal protection from lynching; a permanent fair employment practice commission; and to abolish poll taxes.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementLynchingEducationEqualityVoting Rights

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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