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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.


View Resource The Desegregation of the Armed Forces

On July 26, 1948, President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the US armed forces. At this site there is a collection of digitized original documents relating to desegregation. The collection contains over 750 pages of digitized documents. Selected by subject specialists, the documents range from press releases to letters to Truman's diary entries.