|Many African Americans served in the United States
Army during World War II, but their valor and service were not
welcomed back in the U.S. Upon returning, the black soldiers found
themselves in a segregated society that presented limited rights.
In 1948, President Harry S Truman (1884-1972) made an executive
order that integrated the armed services. He also made sure that
there would be no discriminatory practices in the hiring of
minorities in the federal workforce.