Integration Of The Military

GUESTS: William Leftwich III Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Equal Opportunity Charles Moskos Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University Military Sociologist and Architect of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy Co-author, All That We Can Be: Black Leadership & Racial Integration The Army Way [NY Basic Books, 1997] Charity Adams Earley Highest Ranking African-American Servicewoman in WWII Author, One Woman's Army: A Black Officer Remembers the WAC [Texas A&M University Press, 1989] Fifty years ago, President Truman signed an executive order abolishing racial segregation in the U.S. military. African Americans have fought in all conflicts dating back to colonial times. But until 1948, blacks and whites were divided into separate units. Today, the military is one of the most racially integrated institutions in the country. Join Ray Suarez and guests to mark the 50th anniversary of military integration and look at the challenges the military still faces.



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