Unexampled Courage: Sgt. Isaac Woodard, Judge J. Waties Waring and
President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
February 7, 2019
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
On February 12, 1946, decorated African-American World War II veteran Sgt. Isaac Woodard was in uniform when he was removed from a bus, beaten and blinded, just hours after he had been honorably discharged. When news got to President Harry S. Truman in the White House, he was outraged. "My very stomach turned over when I learned that Negro soldiers, just back from overseas, were being dumped out of Army trucks in Mississippi and beaten," he said.