Sunday, 26 July 2020

e.o. 9981

Though unable to yet influence the country as a whole, on this day in 1948 US president Harry S. Truman was able to impel social justice forward with his issuance of an executive order (see previously) the culmination of years of struggle and advocacy that was finally heeded and which abolished discrimination on the basis of “race, colour, religion or national origin” in the armed forces and led to the end of segregation in the military for the Korean War and thereafter.