Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1948 July 29

2019_001_012DS1.jpg

Title

Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1948 July 29

Description

A letter from President Harry S. Truman to Sovereign Grand Commander Melvin M. Johnson. Dated July 29, 1948. In this letter, Truman thanks Johnson for sending a copy of the memorandum to the Active Members of the Supreme Council regarding Truman’s Civil Rights committee. The President’s committee and its report (To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights) prompted Truman to sign Executive Orders 9980 and 9981, desegregating the federal workforce and the armed services.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. SC069

Date

1948 07 29

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2019/001/012

Extent

1 item ; 23 x 18 cm.

Provenance

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Citation

Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972, “Letter from President Harry S. Truman to Melvin M. Johnson, 1948 July 29,” digitalVGW, accessed July 22, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/906.