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Fighting for racial equality in the military

In 1948 President Truman issued an executive order ending segregation in America's armed forces. But the advance was met with resistance. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin looks back at how African Americans' roles in defending our country evolved, and talks with Lloyd Austin, the first Black Secretary of Defense.
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