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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Keynote Address

    Juan Williams talked about change in the military and President Truman’s pivotal role in changing the government from enforcing legal segregation and a secondary status for people of…

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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 4

    Panelists spoke about discrimination against racial minorities, women, and gays, as well as ways in which it continues to effect the military. Arguments used in the 1940s to preserve…

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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 3

    A panel discussion was held on the experiences with diversity in other armed forces, including the 27 countries that allow open service for gays and lesbians. Stuart O’Brien of…

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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 2

    Panelists spoke about the expanding role of women in all branches of the armed forces, from the time of the American Revolution to the present. Judith Hicks Stiehm showed pictures as…

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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 1

    A panel discussion was held on the argument that desegregation would impair military efficiency and unit cohesion and why President Truman chose to issuing an executive order desegregating…

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