Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for July 26th:
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces


On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this executive order establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, committing the government to integrating the segregated military.
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