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Tuskegee Community Council Freedom to Serve: Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.312 Author/Creator: Tuskegee Community Council Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1950 Pagination: 82 p. ; 24.9 x 16.5 cm.

One pamphlet entitled, "Freedom to Serve: Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services," by the President's Committee. Following President Harry S. Truman's executive order, mandating that there would be no discrimination in the armed forces, the study analyzes whether or not African Americans would be fit to serve.

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