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Labor leaders prepare to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing regarding the Fair Employment Practices Committee, June 20, 1947, Washington, D.C.

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Title:Labor leaders prepare to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing regarding the Fair Employment Practices Committee, June 20, 1947, Washington, D.C.
Date:1947 June 20
Description:

Photograph of three labor leaders outside the Senate Labor Room during hearings regarding Senate Bill 984, a measure to create a permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC). The three are, from left, James H. Anderson, chairman, contact committee, Los Angeles Chapter, National Council for a permanent FEPC; William Green, international president, AFL; Robert Gilbert, co-chairman executive board, Los Angeles Chapter, National Council for a Permanent FEPC. Pres. Franklin Roosevelt created the FEPC in 1941, authorizing the committee to create the fullest employment of all availabile persons and eliminate employment discrimination. After WWII, Pres. Harry Truman wanted to maintain a permanent peace-time FEPC, but the U.S. Senate terminated the committee in 1946.

Local identification number: scl-m0202

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0202~1; scl-mss064-0202~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Anderson, James H. | Gilbert, Robert | Green, William | United States. Fair Employment Practices Committee | Discrimination in employment | Labor leaders | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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