President Harry S. Truman
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
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.
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Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photographic print.
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Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Collection, Daytona Beach Collection, Volusia County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
8 x 10 inch autographed black and white photographic print
White House, Washington, D.C.
Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation, Mary McLeod Bethune Home, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida
Gardner, Michael R. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.
Shogan, Robert. Harry Truman and the Struggle for Racial Justice. 2013.
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
1 autographed black and white photographic print
8 x 10 inches