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Milestones: 1969

  • Chairman Brown

    Chairman William H. Brown III

    EEOC conducts hearings in Los Angeles on employment of minorities and women working in the aerospace, motion picture, radio, television, and financial services industries. Based on the information obtained, EEOC initiates investigations but, lacking authority to sue, EEOC recommends that the Attorney General file lawsuits against the television and motion picture industries and related craft unions. Negotiations by the Department of Justice lead to the termination of a discriminatory job referral system, and more minorities begin appearing in television series, commercials and motion pictures in other than stereotypical roles.

  • President Richard M. Nixon appoints and the Senate confirms William H. Brown III as EEOC Chairman on May 5.

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