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Government Documents - Independent Agencies, Boards, and Commissions: Commission on Civil Rights

Overview of the publications of federal boards, commissions, and other bodies in the Government Documents Collection.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) investigates discrimination complaints, compiles data, and evaluates the effectiveness of federal laws and policies. It was established in the Civil Rights Act of 1957.

The Government Documents Collection has a number of Commission on Civil Rights general publications and reports. Use OneSearch to search for them. We also have Congressional hearings, reports, and documents about the CCR and its functions.

Here are some of the major series available:

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Civil rights digest

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