4. The civil rights movement did not just advance the causes of African Americans but also motivated Asian Americans and Latinos to launch their own fight for civil rights.
In 1965, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta founded the United Farm Workers association, which became the largest and most important farm worker union in the nation.
5. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established on July 2, 1965.
The EEOC enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, disability or genetic information. The EEOC currently has 53 field offices in the United States.