Military Desegregation

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Bill Grady
July 27, 2018 - 7:28 am
Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of President Harry Truman's signing of executive order 9981, which desegrated the United States military. Before Truman's risky decision -- he was facing a difficult election challenge from Republican Thomas Dewey -- black and white soldiers served in separate...
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