Press release for Executive Order No. 9981, establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces

Press release for Executive Order No. 9981, establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces

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Title:Press release for Executive Order No. 9981, establishing the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces
Date:1948 July 26
Description:

This press release includes the full text of Executive Order 9981, issued by President Harry S. Truman on July 26, 1948. This mandated "there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin."

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Types:Executive orders
Subjects:Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 | Civil rights--United States | African Americans--Civil rights | Race discrimination--United States | Social justice--United States | United States--Armed Forces--African Americans | Executive orders--United States | Washington (D.C.)
Collection:
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division | African-American Odyssey Collection (Library of Congress)
Online Publisher:Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress
Original Material:

NAACP Collection, Manuscript Division. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Related Materials:

Exhibited: African-American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship, Library of Congress, 1998.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/odyssey/archive/09/0901001r.jpg