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July 26, 1948 – President Harry S. Truman orders the integration of U.S. armed forces.

Civil Rights History
The Movement
Through Executive Order 9981, issued on July, 26, 1948, President Truman ordered the integration of United States armed forces.
Bishop Theodore Brooks

Bishop Theodore Brooks of Connecticut – A Hint of Change on the Horizon

The Legacy
The Legacy
"I left Oklahoma and went to a base, an air force base in Anchorage, Alaska.  It was an interesting time. ... I remember being there and having certain things happen that affected us a military personnel to be aware of the things that were going on around us."
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa

Rep. Ruben Hinojosa – The Impact of the Movement on the Hispanic-American Community

The Legacy
The Legacy
" My older brother fought in the Korean War ... an army paratrooper who had defended his country proudly, and they wouldn't even let him eat at a table in that restaurant."
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July 24, 1972 – Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment Exposed

Civil Rights History
The Movement
On July 24, 1972, a 40 year experiment to examine the effects of untreated syphilis in African American men was exposed by the Washington Star Newspaper.
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June 27, 1973 – Relf Sisters Sue Clinic for Involuntary Sterilization

Civil Rights History
The Movement
In June of 1973, 14-year-old Minnie Lee Relf and her 12-year-old sister Mary Alice were sterilized without their knowledge and consent, or that of their parents.
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What makes history? The man or the event?

The Movement, The Legacy
The Legacy
Judge D'Army Bailey (November 29, 1941 - July 12, 2015)
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D’Army Bailey – The Nature of a Movement

The March
The March
"People were still fighting to get voting in Mississippi. You had James Meredith shot in the back.  I didn't see the indelible imprint of any great change."
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June 16, 1944 – Fourteen-Year-Old George Stinney Executed in South Carolina

Civil Rights History
The Movement
On June 16, 1944, George Stinney, Jr. became the youngest person executed in the United States in the twentieth century.
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How The Loving v. Virginia Ruling Endures Today

The Legacy
The Legacy
The landmark Supreme Court case paved the way for the gay marriage movement.
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June 12, 1967 – US Supreme Court Strikes Down Bans on Interracial Marriage

Civil Rights History
The Movement
On June 12, 1967, the Court unanimously decided Loving v. Virginia in favor of the Lovings, an interracial, married couple from Caroline County, VA.