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The Presidency: FDR, Truman & Ike on Civil Rights

Boston
Saturday, August 25, 2012

This discussion is from a conference on "The Presidency and Civil Rights'' held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Among the topics: What was FDR's reasoning on the World War II internment of Japanese Americans? Why did President Truman desegregate the Armed Forces?And -- in addition to his role protecting the rights of Little Rock High School students -- what other civil rights actions did President Eisenhower take while in the Oval Office?

Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:15am (ET)

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