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Columbus Council for Democracy Digest of The Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.06 Author/Creator: Columbus Council for Democracy Place Written: Columbus, Ohio Type: Pamphlet Date: 29 October 1947 Pagination: 14 p. ; 22.8 x 15.2 cm. Order a Copy

One pamphlet prepared by Samuel S. Wyer, Consulting Engineer from an original 175 paged report presented to President Harry S. Truman on October 29, 1947. The pamphlet covers various injustices committed such as lynching, censure, police brutality, discrimination in various aspects of life. Also include are actions to be taken to ensure civil rights for all, as well as a list of an individual's civil rights.

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Wyer, Samuel S., 1879-1955

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