Paul Bean is a 2017 graduate of Indiana University, where he studied U.S. history and English. Writing is his passion, and he hopes to one day do it full time. When not writing or working, he reads voraciously and has the not-so-bad habit of buying more books than he’s capable of reading. Paul has traveled all over the United States, visited ten national parks, and driven thousands of miles. Bloomington is his home for now, but he has dreams of moving abroad and jump-starting his writing career.
In 1948, President Truman signed an executive order that desegregated the U.S. military. While protests against segregation had occurred for years across the country, a nonviolent act of disobedience by 100 African American officers at an Army base in Seymour, Indiana, reportedly contributed to Truman’s decision. This protest, writer Paul Bean says, is often mischaracterized as an "uprising" or "mutiny." Click here to read the full story.