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Mitchell, Clarence Jr. (1911-1984) "The Status of Racial Integration in the Armed Services"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.100 Author/Creator: Mitchell, Clarence Jr. (1911-1984) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Magazine Date: 1954 Pagination: 12 p. ; 23.6 x 16.4 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "The Status of Racial Integration in the Armed Services," by Clarence Mitchell dated 1954. Mitchell reflects on the work to attain integration of the armed services; includes reactions of servicemen, legislation that attempted to block integration such as The Russell action (led by Richard B. Russell, a Democratic Senator from Georgia), and the statements of the Navy, Air Force and President Eisenhower.

People: Mitchell, Clarence Jr., 1911-1984
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David)., 1890-1969
Randolph, A. Phillip, 1889-1979
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993
Russell, Richard B. Jr., 1897-1971

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican American TroopsAfrican AmericansAir ForceArmyCongressIntegrationLegislationMilitary HistoryNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)NavyPoliticiansPoliticsPresidentRace discriminationRacismSegregation

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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