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… read more

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 she gave an overview of the history of women in the military. Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer talked about her military career, including the challenges of being forced to leave the military when she became pregnant and later of discovering that she was a lesbian. Topics included the remaining challenges to full inclusion of women in the armed services. Juan Williams moderated the discussion.

“The History of Women in the Armed Forces” was the second panel of the “Freedom to Serve -- Then and Now” forum honoring the 61st anniversary of President Truman’s signing of Executive Order 9981 that ended racial segregation in the armed forces. The forum was held in the auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, Missouri, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. CT on Monday, July 27, 2009. The event was co-sponsored by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. close

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

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Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 2

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Independence, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Jul 11, 2011

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  • Sep 12, 2009 | 1:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2009 | 7:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2009 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2009 | 7:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 09, 2011 | 10:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2011 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 11, 2011 | 6:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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