Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

May 23, 1953

On May 23, 1953, the Pittsburgh Courier reported that to cooperate with the city’s Fair Employment Practices Code, “the press of the City of Pittsburgh has adopted a code of classified advertising which eliminates reference to race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, except in rare instances where such qualifications are bona-fide requirements in order to qualify for the type of work desired.”

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