The 75th anniversary of Truman's military desegregation marks a turbulent past and highlights ongoing discussions on diversity in a divided nation.
- Before 1948, the armed forces were heavily segregated.
- Black soldiers' significant contributions in WWII met with desegregation opposition.
- Truman aimed to permanently end military racial discrimination.
- During the Vietnam War, Black soldiers faced high combat burdens.
- Modern businesses are now legally addressing fairness and equity in a polarized climate.