Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower

This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and… read more

This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World War II internment of Japanese Americans, President Truman’s desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces and President Eisenhower’s five appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court of justices in favor of desegregation. We also hear about attempts on First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s life because of her efforts towards integration, and about the impact of returning African American World War II veterans on civil rights activism. This program is about one hour and 20 minutes. close

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  • Anderson, Carol Associate Professor Emory University->African American Studies Department
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May 6, 2012
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