Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was a regulatory body in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, which was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland. The agency was abolished in 1995.

In the context of the Civil Rights Movement, following the 1961 Freedom Rides, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy petitioned the ICC to adopt new regulations that would stiffen already existing Federal laws requiring all interstate transportation facilities to be integrated.

Synonyms:
Interstate Commerce Commission, ICC, (ICC)

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