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To quote from EEOC's 1990 publication Making a Right a Reality,

One of the values of oral history is that it gives voices to persons with information, who might otherwise not be heard. Here the commission's pioneers describe in very human terms the building of a civil rights enforcement agency and the process by which a legislated right became a reality.

Since taking that initial step towards an oral history of EEOC, we have continued to seek out those voices. In 1995 former Chairs of the Commission reflected on their time in office. In 2000 we spoke not only to EEOC personnel, but also to people outside the agency, and asked them for their views of the EEOC and its mission. We captured these last interviews on video; you'll need the free RealPlayer to view them. And a group of students at Southwest Texas State University conducted their own interviews with former EEOC personnel, and were generous enough to share them with us.

1990: Making a Right A Reality

1995: Former Chairs of the EEOC

2000: Oral History Project

2000: Southwest Texas State University Oral History Project

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