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Desegregation of the Armed Forces

This collection focuses on President Truman's decision to desegregate the U.S. Armed Forces. The collection includes 247 documents totaling 1188 pages covering the years 1938 through 1953. Supporting materials include photographs, oral history transcripts, a subject guide to archival materials and a Truman Library finding aid which contains Freedom to Serve, the final report of the Fahy Committee.

African-American and white soldiers at a base in Italy during World War II. Source: United States Army.

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