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On 26 July 1948, President Harry S Truman signed Executive Order 9981
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On 26 July 1948, President Harry S Truman signed Executive Order 9981, establishing the Presidents Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. It was accompanied by Executive Order 9980, which created a Fair Employment Board to eliminate racial discrimination in federal employment.



More here: http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/integrate/welcome....

The order here: http://www.redstone.army.mil/history/integrate/eo9981.h...

Isn't it amazing what a single executive order could set in motion and accomplish?

But I guess Truman could have called for a bipartisan agreement and waited for congress to change the laws.

:shrug:

RL

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  -On 26 July 1948, President Harry S Truman signed Executive Order 9981 RetroLounge  Oct-19-09 05:55 PM   #0 
  - Point well taken.  Faygo Kid   Oct-19-09 05:58 PM   #1 
  - Yes, not saying it was perfect  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 06:18 PM   #6 
     - A "True Believer" no doubt.  BeHereNow   Oct-19-09 10:26 PM   #21 
  - That created a Committee to look into the rules  sandnsea   Oct-19-09 06:06 PM   #2 
  - Truman wanted to sign a civil rights act in his presidency  MajorChode   Oct-19-09 06:08 PM   #3 
  - and look what happened in 1948  hfojvt   Oct-19-09 06:12 PM   #4 
  - Ah, political expediency as opposed to doing the right thing  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 06:15 PM   #5 
  - yes white racists for dems, until they all went to wallace then nixon. nt  msongs   Oct-19-09 06:19 PM   #7 
  - he knew it and did it anyway. the south is paying for it now, ditching  roguevalley   Oct-19-09 10:16 PM   #16 
  - "had a pair and wasn't afraid to use them"  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 10:23 PM   #20 
     - back atcha sweet thing!  roguevalley   Oct-20-09 01:24 AM   #33 
  - So I have to trade equal rights for Alabama...  Johonny   Oct-19-09 11:11 PM   #29 
  - Yes, they were, When black Americans were not allowed to vote  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 11:32 PM   #31 
  - Please - your very sig-line revolves around Nixon's use of the "Southern strategy",  bullwinkle428   Oct-20-09 04:32 PM   #52 
  - 1954, last all black unit integrated  sandnsea   Oct-19-09 06:23 PM   #8 
  - "Isn't it amazing what a single executive order could set in motion"  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 06:25 PM   #9 
  - Why not just change the law  sandnsea   Oct-19-09 06:33 PM   #10 
  - Why not end it by executive order  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 07:13 PM   #11 
     - An Order won't end anything, can't you see that  sandnsea   Oct-19-09 07:56 PM   #12 
  - Truman's executive order didn't ignore or contravene existing law, did it?  struggle4progress   Oct-19-09 11:02 PM   #28 
  - Why are you so against doing both?  ruggerson   Oct-20-09 04:36 PM   #53 
  - Here's an informative chronology from the Truman Library:  struggle4progress   Oct-19-09 07:56 PM   #13 
  - Thanks!  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 10:22 PM   #19 
     - There's also a useful chronology at your arsenal site:  struggle4progress   Oct-19-09 10:59 PM   #27 
  - "Isn't it amazing what a single executive order could ...accomplish?" You mean nothing?  HamdenRice   Oct-19-09 09:02 PM   #14 
  - You forgot "could set in motion"  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 10:20 PM   #17 
     - Yeah, I forgot the actual chronology and details of African American history is offensive  HamdenRice   Oct-19-09 10:28 PM   #22 
        - ...  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 10:30 PM   #23 
  - Recommended for a President who knew how to fight.  Vidar   Oct-19-09 09:16 PM   #15 
  - Yup, didn't happen right away  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 10:21 PM   #18 
  - K & R!  lonestarnot   Oct-19-09 10:31 PM   #24 
  - False analogy and intellectually dishonest.  JamesA1102   Oct-19-09 10:53 PM   #25 
  - ...  RetroLounge   Oct-19-09 10:58 PM   #26 
  - exactly  Johonny   Oct-19-09 11:17 PM   #30 
  - Nothing there says that Executive Orders allow a President  JamesA1102   Oct-19-09 11:32 PM   #32 
     - I bet it makes you sad  RetroLounge   Oct-20-09 06:45 AM   #34 
        - No it makes me sad  JamesA1102   Oct-20-09 08:41 AM   #37 
  - Indeed. It's a poor comparison.  Unvanguard   Oct-20-09 08:05 AM   #35 
  - Agreed. Excellent post. nt.  JamesA1102   Oct-20-09 08:41 AM   #38 
  - Thank you. (nt)  redqueen   Oct-20-09 10:12 AM   #45 
  - Of course, never "go after" Obama  RetroLounge   Oct-20-09 10:50 AM   #46 
  - In a word, yes. That's how the game is played.  Unvanguard   Oct-20-09 03:21 PM   #48 
  - So I take it you think he overstepped his bounds with the medical marijuana order  ruggerson   Oct-20-09 04:46 PM   #55 
  - Then how did he just order that the marijuana laws not be enforced?  ruggerson   Oct-20-09 04:37 PM   #54 
     - That's not what he ordered.  JamesA1102   Oct-20-09 08:09 PM   #56 
        - No not very different at all  ruggerson   Oct-20-09 09:58 PM   #57 
        - The difference is  JamesA1102   Oct-20-09 10:17 PM   #58 
           - the difference is  ruggerson   Oct-20-09 11:06 PM   #59 
              - Totally wrong.  JamesA1102   Oct-20-09 11:15 PM   #60 
                 - Right  ruggerson   Oct-21-09 12:15 AM   #63 
                    - We're talking about DADT, DOMA.  JamesA1102   Oct-21-09 09:50 AM   #64 
        - No, that's not correct. AG & Admin policy is that it's not a priority to use limited Fed resources  Garbo 2004   Oct-20-09 11:17 PM   #61 
           - The legality of stop loss in questionable.  JamesA1102   Oct-20-09 11:25 PM   #62 
              - Funny...Nobody Questions It When It's Applied to Straight Troops.  Toasterlad   Oct-21-09 04:04 PM   #66 
  - K/R  Solly Mack   Oct-20-09 08:07 AM   #36 
  - Wow. A Thread Full Of People Hoping to Keep Bigotry Thriving For As Long As Possible.  Toasterlad   Oct-20-09 08:55 AM   #39 
  - Why should they care?  RetroLounge   Oct-20-09 09:29 AM   #40 
  - It was never too soon to repeal DADT. But the president is not a dictator.  Unvanguard   Oct-20-09 09:56 AM   #43 
     - The President Can Send a Message to Congress By Suspending DADT  Toasterlad   Oct-20-09 10:07 AM   #44 
  - Wow, that took guts.  asdjrocky   Oct-20-09 09:32 AM   #41 
  - Yeah, something lacking in Dems today.  RetroLounge   Oct-20-09 10:50 AM   #47 
  - Integration in the Army and Navy had already begun under FDR, they just decided not to announce  Captain Hilts   Oct-20-09 09:33 AM   #42 
  - Blacks were threatening to fight the draft.  Kaleva   Oct-20-09 03:39 PM   #49 
  - I Guess He Shouldn't Have Done It Then?  Toasterlad   Oct-20-09 04:25 PM   #51 
     - Your question won't be answered  RetroLounge   Oct-21-09 12:25 PM   #65 
     - I didn't say that.  Kaleva   Oct-21-09 08:03 PM   #68 
        - So You're Okay With the President Endorsing Bigotry Because It's Politically Expedient?  Toasterlad   Oct-22-09 06:20 AM   #69 
  - lol  optimator   Oct-20-09 03:40 PM   #50 
  - In a sort of related way  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Oct-21-09 04:11 PM   #67 
 

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