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Letter from W. Stuart Symington, Secretary of the Air Force, sent to New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll on March 17, 1948, authorizing racially mixed units in the New Jersey Air National Guard. This made the New Jersey National Guard the first federally recognized military component to be integrated. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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Letter from W. Stuart Symington, Secretary of the Air Force, sent to New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll on March 17, 1948, authorizing racially mixed units in the New Jersey Air National Guard. This made the New Jersey National Guard the first federally recognized military component to be integrated. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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Letter from Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of the Army, sent to New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll on Feb. 7, 1948, authorizing racially mixed units in the New Jersey Army National Guard. This made the New Jersey National Guard the first federally recognized military component to be integrated. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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Telegram sent from New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll to James V. Forrestal, Secretary of Defense on Dec. 16, 1947, asking: “Does the Army Department Policy prohibit mixed companies and similar units composed of both white and negro soldiers?” New Jersey had passed a new constitution in 1947 that ended segregation in the New Jersey National Guard. Army policy at the time prohibited racially mixed units. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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Letter from Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of the Army, sent to New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll on Feb. 7, 1948, authorizing racially mixed units in the New Jersey Army National Guard. This made the New Jersey National Guard the first federally recognized military component to be integrated. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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Telegram sent from New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll to James V. Forrestal, Secretary of Defense on Dec. 16, 1947, asking: “Does the Army Department Policy prohibit mixed companies and similar units composed of both white and negro soldiers?” New Jersey had passed a new constitution in 1947 that ended segregation in the New Jersey National Guard. Army policy at the time prohibited racially mixed units. (New Jersey National Guard photo by Mark C. Olsen)
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