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On June 25, 1941, President Roosevelt created the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) by signing Executive Order 8802. It said "there shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin." June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... An Executive Order is a legally binding edict issued by a member of the executive branch of a government, usually the head of that branch. ... This article is about race as an intraspecies classification. ... A creed is a statement of belief—usually religious belief—or faith. ...


When FDR died, no one was quite sure what was to become of the FEPC. In 1948, President Truman called for a permanent FEPC, anti-lynching legislation, and the abolishment of the poll tax. The conservative coalition in Congress prevented this. In 1950, the House approved a permanent FEPC bill. However, southern senators filibustered; the bill failed. A bill to establish an FEPC remained an issue in the U.S. presidential election, 1952. 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the victim of Mt. ... Lynching is murder (mostly by hanging) conceived by its perpetrators as extra-legal execution. ... A poll tax, head tax, or capitation is a tax of a uniform, fixed amount per individual (as opposed to a percentage of income). ... Seal of the Congress. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... A filibuster is a process, typically an extremely long speech, that is used primarily to stall the legislative process and thus derail a particular piece of legislation, rather than to make a particular point in the content of the diversion per se. ... Introduction After several years of stalemate in the Korean War and a choppy economy, the Truman administration was relatively unpopular. ...


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FEPC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (417 words)
FEPC was the most significant breakthrough ever for Blacks and women on the job front.
In the private sector the FEPC was generally successful in enforcing non-discrimination in the North, it did not attempt to challenge segregation in the South, and in the border region its intervention led to hate strikes by angry white workers.
In 1948, President Truman called for a permanent FEPC, anti-lynching legislation, and the abolishment of the poll tax.
FEPC Guidelines (3504 words)
The FEPC chair shall be responsible for coordinating all election related activities, and assuring that these guidelines are upheld at all times.
The Vice-Chairperson of the FEPC shall be decided by vote of the FEPC during the first meeting of the newly elected FEPC.
The FEPC shall discuss complaints of alleged rules violation in a closed meeting; voting on complaints of alleged rules violation will be done by a roll call vote at an open meeting.
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