"It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. This policy shall be put into effect as rapidly as possible, having due regard to the time required to effectuate any necessary changes without impairing efficiency or morale."

Harry S Truman
July 26, 1948

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on May 30, 2016 at 4:47pm

:)

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Comment by JMac1949 Today on May 30, 2016 at 5:01pm

Harry was motivated in many ways by his wife's Antisemitic prejudice and his life long friendship with Eddie Jacobson. R&L

Comment by Zanelle on May 30, 2016 at 5:24pm

Yes!  Many kinds of bravery!

Comment by koshersalaami on May 30, 2016 at 6:15pm
Amazing what an executive order can do
Comment by koshersalaami on May 30, 2016 at 6:15pm
Truman's middle initial has no period

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