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A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph  

(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to African-American advancement, a philosophy he espoused in his Messenger ...
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  

(EEOC)A US federal commission set up by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC deals with discrimination in wages, hiring, firing, training, and promotion, on the basis of age, race, sex, religion, ...
Executive Order 8802

Executive Order 8802  

With the approach of the entry of the United States into World War II and the attendant booming growth in the domestic defense industry, the country's economy at last began ...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt  

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(1882–1945)US Democratic statesman and thirty-second president of the USA (1933–45). His ‘New Deal’ policies helped US recovery from the economic depression of the 1930s.Born into a prominent New ...
Great Migration, Second

Great Migration, Second  

Job opportunities and aspirations for an improved quality of life spurred the massive migration of African Americans to the North and West between the 1940s to the 1970s that became ...
Laws and Legislation

Laws and Legislation  

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with laws and legislation from 1830 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of the topic up to the beginning of the Civil ...
North Carolina

North Carolina  

In the early twenty-first century Latinos and Latinas represent the largest foreign-born population in North Carolina, and their numbers are growing rapidly in the state. What is the relative size ...
organized Labor

organized Labor  

That part of the labour force that belongs to trade unions. Trade unions often negotiate pay, hours of work, and working conditions for their members and aim to obtain better terms from employers ...
segregation

segregation  

A policy predicated upon the physical separation of racial groups and practised in the USA, particularly in the southern states, from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. Opposition to ...

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