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Roosevelt dies on April 12 and Vice-President Harry S. Truman becomes president.

Congress votes to end funding for the FEPC after June 30, 1946.

Japan surrenders on August 14, ending World War II.

(Read Langston Hughes in The Chicago Defender, June 2, 1945 on riding trains through the southern states and Lucille B. Milner in The New Republic, March 13, 1944 on the effects of segregation in the army.)