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Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941) and Resource Materials

In June of 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work. The order also established the Fair Employment Practices Commission to enforce the new policy. This resource group includes 2 primary source images, a background essay and transcript.

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Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941): Image 1

This is an image of the Executive Order 8802. In June of 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work. The order also established the Fair Employment Practices Commission to enforce the new policy.

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Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941): Image 2

This is an additional image of the Executive Order 8802. In June of 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work. The order also established the Fair Employment Practices Commission to enforce the new policy.

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