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  • Ken Hechler on Civil Rights in the Truman Administration
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    Ken Hechler on Civil Rights in the Truman Administration

    Ken Hechler, former speechwriter and aide of President Truman, talked about civil liberties and the Truman administration. He was interviewed by President Truman’s eldest grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel.…

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  • President Truman and General MacArthur
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    President Truman and General MacArthur

    Ken Hechler, former White House assistant to President Truman, was interviewed by Robert Watson about President Truman’s relationship with General Douglas MacArthur. General MacArthur led…

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  • Freedom to Serve Forum Panel 1
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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 the military. Opening remarks were…

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  • President Truman and Civil Rights
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    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 desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces by Executive Order 9981…

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  • Truman and Domestic Policy
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    Truman and Domestic Policy

    The panel talked about the domestic politics of President Truman. They focused on President Truman’s expansion of social programs and the relationship between the presidency and Congress in legislating President…

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  • emWorking With Trumanem
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    Working With Truman

    Ken Hechler was interviewed about his book Working with Truman: A Personal Memoir of the White House Years, reprinted by the University of Missouri Press. Mr. Hechler was a speech writer…

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  • 1948 Presidential Election 50th Anniversary
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    1948 Presidential Election 50th Anniversary

    In a speech titled, “The Greatest Upset in American Political History,” former Representative Hechler talked about the 1948 presidential election, marking its fiftieth anniversary. He…

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