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A new ERA : equal opportunity for all; annual report for 1957 of the Washington State Board against Discrimination, 1957

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Creator:Washington State Board Against Discrimination
Title:A new ERA : equal opportunity for all; annual report for 1957 of the Washington State Board against Discrimination, 1957
Date:1957
Description:

Official state annual report on discrimination in Washington State, the document briefly addresses the history of Washington State Civil Rights beginning with 1890 legislation outlawing discrimination. Annual report reviews the 1957 law and what it entails, equal opportunities in housing, employment, and use of public accommodations. Publication addresses some of the changes that have occurred in Washington because of 1957 legislation. Some of the changes addressed include increase in publications that inform citizens of their rights, increase attendance and scheduling of speaking engagements and establishment of advisory councils throughout the state. The report addresses the impacts that future economic cutbacks will have on minority workers and how minority workers have a more difficult time securing employment in economically stressed times. Finally, the document includes statistical reports including both formal and informal complaints end December 31, 1957.

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Types:Type
Subjects:Washington State Board Against Discrimination | Civil rights--Washington (State) | Minorities--Employment--Washington (State) | National Association for Advancement of Colored People | Discrimination in Employment--Washington (State) | Vancouver (Wash.) | Clark County (Wash.)
Collection:Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:Clark County Historical Museum
Online Publisher:[Spokane, Wash.] : Washington State University
Original Material:

Box 4 Folder 3. Collection No. 2007-1; Series 4, Vancouver Branch of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Clark County Historical Museum, Vancouver, Washington.

Rights and Usage:

To obtain a copy of this item, or request permission to publish, contact the

Clark County Historical Society Library and Archives, 1511 Main Street,

Vancouver, WA 98660, 360-993-5679 or cchm@pacifier.com.

Related Materials:

From the Black Oral History collection (Washington State University)

Persistent Link to Item:http://content.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/cchm,37