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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a
landmark piece of national legislation, not only for the civil rights movement but
for the emerging women's movement of the 1960s. It officially outlawed discrimination
in public accommodations and employment and established the U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to enforce those provisions.
In contrast to earlier civil rights measures, it included a ban on employment
discrim. . .
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