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… read more

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 color to the side of desegregation if not absolute integration.

This was the concluding keynote address 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, Keynote Address

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Program ID:
288139-4
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Independence, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 2009
Last Aired:
Sep 13, 2009

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  • Sep 12, 2009 | 3:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 12, 2009 | 9:16pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2009 | 3:16am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2009 | 9:16am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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