Executive Order 9981

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An order signed by President Harry S. Truman on July 26, 1948, after World War II, to establish “equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin.”


Subjects: Warfare and Defence — United States History.

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