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

        This resource group contains two facsimiles and a transcript of, and a background essay on the June, 1941 Executive Order 8802, in which President Roosevelt banned discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work. It 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 1

        This is a facsimile of Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry.

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

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        Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry (1941): Background Essay

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