President Truman and Civil Rights

The program “To Secure These Rights: Truman and Civil Rights” was held to honor and reflect upon the 58th anniversary of the… read more

The program “To Secure These Rights: Truman and Civil Rights” was held to honor and reflect upon the 58th anniversary of the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces by Executive Order 9981 issued July 26, 1948, by President Harry S. Truman. Moderated by Mr. Kemper, Gerald Early and Carol Anderson discussed the civil rights successes and failures of the Truman administration. They were joined by former Rep. Hechler for the question and answer session. 

Professor Early is a noted essayist and American culture critic. Professor Anderson is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955. Ken Hechler, special assistant in the Truman White House and the only U.S. Representative to march at Selma, is the author of Working with Truman and The Bridge at Remagen.

The event took place in the historic Gem Theater. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Anderson, Carol Associate Professor University of Missouri, Columbia->History Department
  • Early, Gerald Professor Washington University in St. Louis->African-American Studies
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President Truman and Civil Rights

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Program ID:
193621-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Jan 1, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 27, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jan 01, 2007 | 4:35pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2007 | 5:39pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2007 | 9:47pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 19, 2007 | 11:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 11:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 5:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 11:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 27, 2009 | 5:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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