THE FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE COMMITTEE OF 1941

On this day March 12, 1941 the “Fair Employment Practice Committee” (FEPC) was created to help African Americans and other minorities gain access to better job opportunities.

Through reconstruction many Blacks were unable to sustain a livable wage due to the shut out of blacks from civil work and trades. The committee was put in place by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The true purpose was to ban the government and unions from employing minorities during war time as we were entering World War 2. Having a knack for using people and throwing them away, after WW2 funding for the commettiee was cut and thus the problems with employment we faced before we continue to face today.

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