The President's Committee on Civil Rights was a United States Presidential Commission established by President Harry Truman in 1946. The committee was created by Executive Order 9980 on December 5, 1946, and instructed to investigate the status of civil rights in the United States and propose measures to strengthen and protect them.
Executive Order 9980 ordered the desegregation of the federal work force and Executive Order 9981 ordered the desegregation of the armed services. He also sent a special message to Congress on February 2, 1948, to implement the recommendations of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights.
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