Two Wars: The Road to Integration

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Since the earliest days of the Republic, African Americans have been part of the nation's fighting force and fought to defend the very freedoms they could not enjoy as citizens. TWO WARS: THE ROAD TO INTEGRATION is a half-hour program documenting the tremendous endeavor to integrate the U.S. Armed Forces and what that meant for Black service members and their families. In 1948, President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, integrating the U.S. Armed Forces. TWO WARS features interviews with historians, veterans and family members who trace the journey taken by Black service members before and after integration.

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