Skelton: America needs to remember values for all

Former Congressman addresses NAACP dinner

Former President Harry Truman’s life and actions for equality can provide many lessons for the United States 60 years after he left office, former U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton said Saturday night.

Among those lessons should be fighting efforts to limit Americans’ voting rights and making it harder to fight discrimination, Skelton said during a 20-minute address to the Jefferson City NAACP’s 49th annual Freedom Dinner.

Skelton recalled seeing President Harry Truman at a whistle-stop in Jefferson City about 60 years ago, as he tried to help ....

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