This Day in History: US President Truman Signs Executive Order Desegregating Military (1948)

This Day in History:
US President Truman Signs Executive Order Desegregating Military (1948)

Expanding on 1941’s Executive Order 8802, which prohibited discrimination in the defense industry, Order 9981 required that all persons in the armed forces be treated equally without regard to race or other factors. It also called for the establishment of an advisory committee to facilitate the implementation of this policy. The order eliminated segregation in the armed forces within years, though racism was another matter entirely. What historically black boot camp was eliminated by Order 9981? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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