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Executive Order 9981

This image depicts the first page of Executive Order 9981, signed by President Truman, which - for the first time in American history - gave equal rights to all members of the U.S. military.  

See, also, the second page of this historic order.

Click on the image for a better view.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

 

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