07 February 2004

Black History Question:
President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802 in June of 1941. It created the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC). The order banned racial discrimination in any defense industry receiving federal contracts by declaring "there shall be no discrimination in the employment of workers in defense industries or government because of race, creed, color, or national origin." The order also authorized the FEPC to investigate complaints and take action against alleged employment discrimination.

What year did the bill finally reach the House of Representatives and what was its final disposition?

Black History Question Answer from February 6:

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