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New Jersey National Guard pioneers segregation’s end
Letter from W. Stuart Symington, Secretary of the Air Force, sent to New Jersey Governor Alfred E. Driscoll on March 17, 1948, authorizing racially mixed units in the New Jersey Air 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-AL508-0018.JPG