Document for June 25th:
Executive Order 8802: Prohibition of Discrimination in the Defense Industry


Executive Order 8802 dated June 25, 1941, General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives.

In June of 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, banning discriminatory employment practices by Federal agencies and all unions and companies engaged in war-related work. The order also established the Fair Employment Practices Commission to enforce the new policy.
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