New Jersey National Guard pioneers segregation’s end
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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Photo by: Master Sgt. Mark Olsen |  VIRIN: 180208-Z-AL508-0009.JPG