The US Commission on Civil Rights was established in 1957 and was intentionally designed to be bipartisan, independent, and free from ‘political’ pressures. Over the years, it investigated and helped end discriminatory housing, education, and employment practices (to name just a few.) But some of its strongest proponents, including historian and former Commission Chair Mary Frances Berry, says its time to revamp and overhaul the Commission. We find out why.


  • Mary Frances Berry Former Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; author of "And Justice for All: The United States Commission on Civil Rights and the Continuing Struggle for Freedom in America" (Knopf)

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