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TRU Blog Archive for February, 2023

Black History Month in the Museum Store | February 28, 2023



February 2023 is both Black History Month and National Library Lovers Month!

Stop by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum to pick up these must-have and award-winning histories, as well as unique gifts, presidential apparel and more. Open during Museum hours, there is no admission charge to browse the beautiful Buck Stops Here Shop. Members save 10% on all purchases; to receive your member discount for online purchases, please order by phone at 816.268.8267.

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Black History Month in the Museum Store

This Day In History | February 2, 2023

February 2, 1948  |  Special Message to Congress on Civil Rights

On February 2, 1948, Harry S. Truman delivered a “Special Message to Congress on Civil Rights.” In the 3,095-word address, President Truman called for anti-lynching legislation, fair housing oversight, greater protection of the right to vote, an end to discrimination in the federal workforce, and the abolition of Jim Crow practices in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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This Day In History