Harry S. Truman and Civil Rights

This collection focuses on President Harry S. Truman's decisions on civil rights. The collection includes 72 documents totaling 342 pages covering the years 1948 through 1953. Supporting materials include photographs, oral history transcripts, a subject guide to archival materials and other links.

Truman shaking hands with an Air Force sergeant, October 13, 1950


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To Secure These Rights, the Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights

Subject Guides

Civil Rights, Archival Materials at the Harry S. Truman Library

Teacher Lesson Plans


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Truman speaking at conference of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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Truman speaking at the Lincoln Memorial

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President Truman speaks on steps of Lincoln Memorial

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Eleanor Roosevelt speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

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Senator Morse speaking to conference

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Truman addresses closing session of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People conference

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Harry S. Truman with the Special Committee on Civil Rights

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Truman receiving report on Civil Rights

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President Harry S. Truman Speaks to the Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

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Truman presents Blinded Veterans Association, Inc., with official insignia

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Truman presenting Official Insignia to Blinded Veterans Association

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President Truman addresses the crowd upon receiving the Franklin Roosevelt Award in Harlem, New York

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Clifford Berryman Civil Rights Cartoon

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Cleveland Bateast

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President Truman in Spokane, Washington at Stockyards

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President Harry S. Truman Receives the Committee on Civil Rights Report

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Ralph K. Davies and group of people at banquet