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What is the history and evolution of title VII? References please!

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1. What is the history and evolution of title VII?

Title VII is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It came out of the historical background of discrimination to Black Americans.
See http://www.abbeville.com/civilrights/washington.asp for details of historical events leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, which initially protected only Black men from discrimination.

Legislative History of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
The bill was promised by President John F. Kennedy in his civil rights speech of June 11, 1963, in which he asked for legislation that would provide "the kind of equality of treatment which we would want for ourselves." He then sent the bill to Congress on June 19, when it was introduced in Congress by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. Kennedy was unable to advance the bill, but after his death, the President Lyndon Johnson decided to use his power in Congress to pass it. Despite an 83-day filibuster, both parties in Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of the Act, and President Johnson signed the bill into law on July 2, 1964. (1)

The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pub. L. No. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241 (July 2, 1964), in the United States was landmark legislation outlawing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Originally conceived to protect the rights of black men, the bill was amended prior to passage to protect the civil rights of all men and women. The Act transformed American society. It prohibited discrimination in public facilities, in government, and in employment. The "Jim Crow" laws in the South were abolished, and it was illegal to compel segregation of the races in schools, housing, or hiring. Enforcement powers were initially weak, but they grew over the years, and later programs (such as ...

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