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The Challenge of Change in the Aftermath of World War II

The Challenge of Change in the Aftermath of World War II

Chapter:
(p.209) Chapter Eleven The Challenge of Change in the Aftermath of World War II
Source:
Promises of Citizenship
Author(s):
Kathleen M. German
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0012

Finally, the changes in representation of African Americans in the films of World War II provides the platform for evolving attitudes and behaviors in American social and military institutions. This chapter looks at the effects of military desegregation in the wake of the Gillem Commission and Executive Order 9981, which still reverberates in American society.

Keywords:   Gillem Commission, Executive Order 9981, President Harry S. Truman, Senator James Eastland, Committee on Equality and Treatment of Opportunity in the Armed Services

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