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Milestones in the History of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Congress established the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 35 years ago to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 50 field offices nationwide, EEOC is the Federal Government's premier civil rights agency. This is a chronology by calendar year documenting the origin and history of EEOC.