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June 1982, Vol. 105, No. 6
Labor Department's first program
to assist black workers
Henry P. Guzda
Historian, U.S. Department of Labor
The philosophy of equal employment opportunity began with the Department's Division of Negro Economics, created to mobilize black workers for the war effort; however, the project was ahead of its time, and efforts to make it permanent were not successful.
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