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Federal
Civil Rights
Enforcement
Effort

A Report of
The United States
Commission on
Civil Rights
1971

U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is a temporary, independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress in 1957 and directed to:

Investigate complaints alleging that citizens are being deprived of their right to vote by reason of their race, color, religion, or national origin, or by reason of fraudulent practices; Study and collect information concerning legal developments constituting a denial of equal protection of the laws under the Constitution; Appraise Federal laws and policies with respect to equal protection of the laws; Serve as a national clearinghouse for information in respect to denials of equal protection of the laws; and Submit reports, findings, and recommendations to the President and the Congress.

Members of the Commission:

Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chairman
Stephen Horn, Vice Chairman
Frankie M. Freeman
Maurice B. Mitchell
Robert S. Rankin
Manuel Ruiz, Jr.
Howard A. Glickstein, Staff Director

CRI.2:En 2/970–2

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