Charles William Drew (1896 - 1917)

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Charles William Drew
1896 - 1917
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c. 1896
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April 13, 1917
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Charles William Drew was born c. 1896. He died on April 13, 1917 at 21 years of age.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Service number: sr/9381
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: c Coy. 4th Bn.

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Charles William Drew died on April 13, 1917 at age 21. He was buried in Arras Memorial Bay 3., France. He was born c. 1896. We have no information about Charles's immediate family.

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In 1896, in the year that Charles William Drew was born, on August 17th, the first pedestrian v car fatality occurred in Great Britain. Bridget Driscoll, age 44, was walking with her family on the grounds of The Crystal Palace in London when she was hit by a car driven by Arthur James Edsall. Edsall claimed to be going 4.5 mph and Driscoll's death was ruled an "accidental death" after an inquest.

In 1900, Charles was just 4 years old when Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. NAWSA was created by Anthony in 1890 in order to fight for the right of women to vote in the United States. Membership in NAWSA began at 7,000 and in the decades of the struggle - women didn't get the right to vote until 1920 - membership rose to 2 million.

In 1905, by the time he was just 9 years old, acclaimed dancer Isadora Duncan established the first school of modern dance in Berlin Germany. Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco California, dedicated herself to the creation of beauty - through dance. Her focus on the movement of the human body rather than formal kinds of dance helped to give rise to the modern dance movement.

In 1917, in the year of Charles William Drew's passing, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

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