At the Washington National Cathedral, a carving of civil rights figure Rosa Parks is going to be displayed in a section of the church which is dedicated to human rights. The Episcopal cathedral will show the new sculpture after a ceremony of evening prayer songs. Other noted figured in that section of the church include former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Rosa Parks refused to give up herbus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 which is held as a key moment in the movement against segregation. See:
Since 1965, the government has worked to improve the civil rights of all citizens. The United States Department of Labor lists the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. See:
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