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June 18, 1941: With 100,000 Blacks Threatening to March on D.C., FDR Agrees to Integrate the Defense Industry & Government

Courtesy of the White House Historical Association. FDR, A. Philip Randolph and the Desegregation of the Defense Industries Since September 1939, war had been raging in Europe. Hitler’s armies had virtually seized the mainland, so that Great Britain stood alone as the last bastion of democracy on that continent. Hitler’s ally in the East, Japan,…