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President Harry S. Truman Shakes Hands with African American Air Force Sergeant

Accession Number: 65-2494

President Harry S. Truman Shakes Hands with African American Air Force Sergeant

 7x9 inches, Black and White
Description: United States Air Force Staff Sergeant Edward Williams (right) of St. Louis, Missouri, exchanges a handshake with his Commander-in-Chief, President Harry S. Truman (left), at a casual meeting during the President's morning walk. Williams had been in the Air Force nine years at the time of this photograph. Others in the background are unidentified.
Date: October 12, 1950
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ARC Keywords: African American soldiers; Airmen; Presidents; Walking
HST Keywords: Missouri - Cities - St. Louis; Negroes; Truman - Trips - Missouri - St. Louis; Truman - Walking - 1950;
People Pictured: Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972
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