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A. Philip Randolph

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.

A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to African-American advancement, a philosophy he espoused in...

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Democratic Party

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One of the two main political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican party, which follows a broadly liberal program, tending to support social reform and minority...

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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(EEOC)

A US federal commission set up by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC deals with discrimination in wages, hiring, firing, training, and promotion, on the basis of age,...

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Harry S. Truman

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

(1884–1972)

US Democratic statesman, 33rd President of the USA (1945–53). As Vice‐President, he automatically took office on Franklin Roosevelt's death in 1945. One of his first...

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Korean War

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The war of 1950–3 between North and South Korea. UN troops, dominated by US forces, countered the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces by invading North Korea, while China...

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Laws and Legislation

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with laws and legislation from 1830 to 1895. The first article provides a discussion of the topic up to the beginning of the Civil ...

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Military

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The African American contribution to victories in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 was substantial. African American ground forces in the Revolutionary War numbered about five...

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Military

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From the time the first tejanos, nuevo mexicanos, and californios joined the ranks of the U.S. military out of cultural displacement and economic despair in the second half of the ...

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segregation

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A policy predicated upon the physical separation of racial groups and practised in the USA, particularly in the southern states, from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. Opposition...

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