Voluntary agreements by 50 nationally prominent firms to end job discrimination was announced today by President Kennedy’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity. The committee is headed by Vice President Lyndon Johnson who personally conducted talks with some of the nation’s largest employers to extract their agreement to hire without regard to race or religion.
Public hearings on the question of discrimination in housing in the Washington area will beheld here next month, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights said today.
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