Item Details

Harry Truman and Civil Rights [videorecording]: Moral Courage and Political Risks

produced by University of Virginia Television News Office ; senior producer, Rob Smith
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Gardner talks about Truman's background pointing out that both of his grandparents owned slaves, and he attended segregated schools and served in a segregated military. However, as President he created the first Presidential Civil Rights Commission and by executive order, integrated the military and the federal government.
Performers
Lecturer: Michael R. Gardner.
Release Date
2004
Run Time
29 min.
Language
English
Notes
Lecture given September 26, 2003, sponsored by Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. This version was edited to fit the program format of the television presentation first aired February 3, 2005.
Variant Title
Title on cassette spine: Harry Truman & civil rights : moral courage & political risks
Series
UVA Newsmakers
Published
[Charlottesville, Va. ] : University of Virginia Television News Office, c2004.
Description
1 videocassette (29 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC]
Technical Details
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