Eastland's Allegations

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Democratic Senator James O. Eastland put forth a strong expression in June 1945 after the war in Europe was over. He expressed that "the Negro race is a dreadful race" and that "the Negro warrior was an articulate and horrid disappointment in battle" he proceeded with "they have disfavored the banner of this nation" (Henretta, 2012). Obviously, Eastland's allegations were untrue. Numerous blacks were honored medals for their boldness in battle (Henretta, 2012). On July 26, 1948 President Truman marked Executive Order 9981, which states, "It is therefore announced to be the strategy of the President that there should be uniformity of treatment and open door for all people in the furnished administrations without respect to race, color,
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