President Harry S. Truman


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President Harry S. Truman

Alternative Title

President Truman


Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
Presidents--United States
Vice-Presidents--United States


An autographed portrait of President Harry S. Truman, which is housed at the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, located at 640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard in Daytona Beach, Florida. Truman ran for Vice President alongside President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the Presidential Election of 1944. On April 12, 1945, he became the 33rd President of the United States, due to the death of President Roosevelt that same day. His presidency is remembered primarily for securing victory over the Empire of Japan in World War II, authorizing the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, issuing the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, contributing to the rebuilding of war-torn Europe via the Marshall Plan, taking steps to expand civil rights and racial equality (such as the integration of the military), and intervening in the Korean War. Dr. Bethune served as a consultant on interracial relations and as an international delegate under Truman's administration.


Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print: Sun room, image 159, Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1920-1955

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection, Daytona Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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8 x 10 inch autographed black and white photographic print




Still Image


White House, Washington, D.C.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Mary McLeod Bethune Home, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida

Accrual Method



History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Gardner, Michael R. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.
Taylor, Jon E. Freedom to Serve: Truman, Civil Rights, and Executive Order 9981. New York: Routledge, 2013.
Truman Legacy Symposium, and Raymond H. Geselbracht. The Civil Rights Legacy of Harry S. Truman. Kirksville, Mo: Truman State University Press, 2007.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 autographed black and white photographic print

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches


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