Annual Event Celebrated Truman’s Civil Rights Legacy
What an incredible evening! The 18th Annual Wild About Harry was an unforgettable event celebrating the Civil Rights legacy of Harry Truman that raised over $500,000. We were so inspired by the stories of Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. John Lewis and Calvin Trillin, and we were inspired your generosity.
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Statement by the President Upon Signing the Marshall Plan
On April 3, 1948, Truman signed the Foreign Assistance Act, which provided an initial grant of $4 billion to Western Europe. By the time the program came to an end nearly four years later, more than $12 billion in foreign aid had been expended. Although the Marshall Plan had its flaws, including rampant inflation in some areas, it provided some much-needed stability and stimulation for the economies of Western Europe. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin described the Marshall Plan as “a lifeline to sinking men.” Truman issued the following statement after signing the landmark legislation: