School of Law hosts Dr. Andrew Myers for discussion of history of racial integration in the U.S. military
The University of St. Thomas will host Dr. Andrew Myers of the University of South Carolina Upstate for a discussion of the 60th anniversary of Executive Order 9981, the Order issued by President Harry S. Truman that desegregated the U.S. armed forces.
Myers’ book, Black, White, and Olive Drab: Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement, explored the effect of President Truman’s order desegregating the military not only on base but also in the communities around the military installation.
An accomplished scholar, Myers also brings additional perspective as a commissioned infantry officer with more than 20 years of combined active and reserve service in the U.S. Army.
Myers’ talk will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Room 235 at the School of Law in downtown Minneapolis. Lunch will be provided, and those wishing to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.