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Post-World War II; Army Desegregation 
1948, Issue 13

Negroes returned from serving in the armed forces in World War II to find little democracy at home. However, President Harry S. Truman seemed disposed to press for policies that would provide a “fair deal” for Negroes as well as whites. Pressured by A. Philip Randolf, he abolished segregation in government and in the armed forces through Executive Order 9981. Randolf’s threat of a black draft resistance movement, along with the work of individuals like the NAACP’s Walter White, helped nurture a growing black consciousness which emerged in the fifties as the Civil Rights movement.

Topics in this Issue
  • Truman ends Army segregation
  • A. Philip Randolph, organizer
  • Paul Robeson
  • Walter White and the NAACP
  • Negro Baseball
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
  • Marion Anderson

Black Chronicle

Issue 13

Truman ends Army segregation