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Roosevelt, Truman, and How Early White House Conversations Shaped the Civil Rights Movement - Photo 1

Roosevelt, Truman, and How Early White House Conversations Shaped the Civil Rights Movement - Photo 1

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Roosevelt, Truman, and How Early White House Conversations Shaped the Civil Rights Movement - Photo 1

In this letter, A. Philip Randolph, president and founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters suggests to Walter White, executive secretary of the NAACP, “a mass March on Washington” by thousands of African Americans to protest discrimination in defense industries and the armed forces.

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