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TRU Blog Archive for July, 2016

Historic Speeches | July 27, 2016

1948 Democratic National Convention

Truman’s Acceptance Speech

On July 15, 1948, President Truman delivered the following remarks after receiving his party’s presidential nomination. The address was delivered at 2 a.m. in Convention Hall in Philadelphia and carried on a nationwide radio broadcast.

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The Story of Harry S. Truman | July 25, 2016

In 1948, nearly everyone – The New York Times, LIFE Magazine and even Bess Truman – believed Harry Truman would lose the 1948 presidential election. But 68 years ago, the Democratic National Committee understood the power of branding through personal storytelling. We found the proof in the digital archives of the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum and this 1948 graphic biography of Truman’s life, published by the DNC:

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The Story of Harry S. Truman

Historic Speeches | July 8, 2016

President Truman’s Address Before the NAACP

On June 29, 1947, as the first American president to address the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Harry Truman pledges his support for upholding the civil rights of all Americans.

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