A rare few seconds of Michael Jackson undoubtedly imitating the fighting style of Bruce Lee during a live performance of “Beat It.”
It’s well documented that Michael was a massive fan of Bruce and was reportedly dismayed that they never met.
July 26, 1948: President Harry Truman Signs Executive Order 9981
On this day in 1948, President Truman issued an executive order abolishing racial segregation in all branches of the armed forces and establishing the President’s Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services. This major piece of legislation was a welcome victory for the African American soldiers’ “Double V” campaign, in which they fought both WWII abroad and racism at home.
Photo: The Chicago Defender announces Executive Order 9981. Library of Congress Exhibition