Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?

Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions.

BY Advocate.com Editors

March 07 2014 6:00 AM ET


March 6, 1961
President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 10925, requiring government contractors to “take affirmative action” to ensure that applicants and employees are treated equally without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.

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