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Civil Rights Revolution and the Law: The Military

Index to Military Periodicals

Index to Military Periodicals
1988- .Index to articles, news items, and editorials published in English language military periodicals. Earlier years (1949- ) covered by the Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals. Available?

World War I

African Americans and World War I
Chad Williams. Essay accompanied by an Image Gallery. A project of the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute.

World War II

Pictures of African Americans During World War II
Digitized photographs from the National Archives. Includes a section on "Women in the Military."
Taps for a Jim Crow Army: Letters from Black Soldiers in World War II
Phillip McGuire, editor. Lexington, Ky., University Press of Kentucky, 1993. Available?

Desegregating the Military

Desegregation of the Armed Forces: Chronology
Site also includes digitized documents, photographs, and some oral histories. From the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.
Executive Order 9981
On July 26, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 establishing equality of treatment and opportunity in the Armed Services.
Freedom to Serve: Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services
President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. Washington, DC, United States Government Printing Office, 1950.