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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.

About the agency

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.

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Our holdings

A new era: defining civil rights in the 21st century logoThe Government Documents Collection has a number of Commission on Civil Rights general publications and reports. Use the Voyager online catalog 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:

Civil Rights Commission briefings (CR 1.8/2:) Publications that briefly examine issues such as disparities, affirmative action, and discrimination.

Clearinghouse publications (CR 1.10:) Topical reports about various civil rights issues.

New perspectives (formerly Civil Rights Digest) (CR 1.12:) Reports on current civil rights developments.

Civil rights journal (CR 1.17:) Quarterly magazine with articles on a variety of civil rights concerns.

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