Document Type


Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1986

Degree Name

Master of Science in Management - (M.S.)


Organizational and Social Sciences

First Advisor

Anthony Kahng


The research for this thesis is undertaken in order to examine whether or not equal employment legislation improved opportunities in the workplace for Black working women. The following areas will be focused on:

- Legislation - Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment/Affirmative Action, Equal Pay Act, and Title IX.

- Racism/Sexual Harassment

- The Public and Private Job Sector

- Unions

- Academia/Education

- Politics

Some sources for examination will include studies by researchers from various universities on Black women and employment, statistics from the U.S. Labor Bureau, National Research Council and Joint Center for Political Studies, and reports and writings from the Women's Bureau as well as authorities on the above topics.

The final chapter will be devoted to reporting the results of interviews and a survey questionnaire of Black working women regarding their views on equal employment's impact and contemporary workplace problems. Suggestions for improving Black women's opportunities and status on the job will also be included in the final chapter.