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Historical Happenings: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Turns 48 Years Old

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act made it unlawful for an employer to “fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions or privileges or employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” Title VII also created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to implement the law.