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History of the EEOC

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(Image: President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)

Congress established the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and 53 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.