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Harry S Truman Library & Museum

address  500 E. US-24
 Independence, MO  64050
cross street Delaware
phone (816) 833-1400
hours Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm; May-Sept. Thu.9 am-9 pm
general adm $8; $7 seniors; $3 children ages 6-18; free for children 5 and under

Truman Library: 70th Anniversary of EO 9981

Truman Library: 70th Anniversary of EO 9981

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"It is my deep conviction that we have reached a turning point in the long history of our country’s efforts to guarantee freedom and equality to all our citizens,” President Harry S. Truman proclaimed in an address before the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1947. One year later, President Truman signed his name to two documents—Executive Orders 9980 and 9981—desegregating the armed forces and the federal workforce. Please join the Truman Library on the 70th anniversary of this important date—July 26, 2018—for a special event commemorating numerous actions Truman took to advance civil rights, including convening the President’s Committee on Civil Rights and signing Executive Orders 9980 and 9981. Retired Col. Norma J. Bradford will share her insights on her career in the U.S. Army and her rise from second lieutenant to colonel. Bradford will be joined by Rawn James, author of Double V: How Wars, Protest and Harry Truman Desegregated America’s Military. Their conversation will focus on the historical impact of Truman’s executive order to desegregate the military and view it through the lens of Bradford’s military career. This free program is preceded by a reception, and RSVPs are requested.
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Event Info: (816) 268-8200
Price: Free program, RSVPs are requested,
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 • Thu 7/26/18 at 6pm-8pm