On September 14, 1940 President Roosevelt signed the Selective Service Act which created a peacetime draft and allowed African Americans to enter all branches of the U.S. military and receive equal training. Indivudual units, however, stayed segregated until 1948.
|UCLA punters: Jackie Robinson, Charley Fenenbock and Bill Overlin. September 14, 1939.|
Los Angeles Public Library, Herald-Examiner Collection
|Jimi Hendrix at Hollywood Bowl, September 14, 1968|
|The Obamas embraced and kissed while welcoming members of the U.S. Olympic|
and Paralympic teams to the White House on September 14, 2012 in Washington, DC.