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  • • Truman’s Executive Orders, 1948

    •	Truman’s Executive Orders, 1948
    September 1945: Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson appoints a board of three general officers to investigate the Army's policy with respect to African-Americans and to prepare a new policy that would provide for the efficient use of African-Americans in the Army. This board is called the Gillem Board, after its chairman, General Alvan C. Gillem, Jr.
  • • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    •	Civil Rights Act of 1957
    The Civil Rights Act of 1957, primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction.
  • • Civil Rights Act of 1960

    •	Civil Rights Act of 1960
    The Civil Rights Act of 1960 was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someone's attempt to register to vote or actually vote.
  • • JFK’s Executive Orders, 1962

    •	JFK’s Executive Orders, 1962
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    In 1962, President Kennedy signed an executive order giving public-employee unions the right to collectively bargain with federal government agencies.
  • • Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964

    •	Twenty-fourth Amendment, 1964
    The ABOLITION of the poll tax.
  • Civil Rights act of 1964

    In 1964 Congress passed Public Law 82-352 (78 Stat. 241). The provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. The word "sex" was added at the last moment. According to the West Encyclopedia of American Law, Representative Howard W. Smith (D-VA) added the word. His critics argued that Smith, a conservative Southern opponent of federal civil rights, did so to kill the entire bill.
  • • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    •	Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.