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Civil Rights Act of 1957

Civil Rights Act of 1957

An Act to Provide Means of Further Securing and Protecting the Civil Rights of Persons Within the Jurisdiction of the United States

Pub. L. 85-315, Sept. 9, 1957, 71 Stat. 634

This act established the federal Commission Civil Rights; established a Civil Rights Division within the Department of Justice; as well as "provide means of further securing and protecting the civil rights of persons within the jurisdiction of the United States."

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