Charlotte A Ward (1917 - 2010)

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Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

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Roma J Ward

Roma J Ward

Nancy Lena (Walker) Dyer Family

Nancy Lena (Walker) Dyer Family

Jeanine P Ward

Jeanine P Ward

Medley & Mildred Ward Family 1959

Medley & Mildred Ward Family 1959

Medley & Margaret Ward

Medley & Margaret Ward

Linda R Ward Bopp

Linda R Ward Bopp

Churchill Family

Churchill Family

Thelma Strickland & Bonnie Ward

Thelma Strickland & Bonnie Ward

Bertha Luella & F.L. Ward

Bertha Luella & F.L. Ward

Bertha Luella Strickland

Bertha Luella Strickland

Louise Waters

Louise Waters

auntie and Chris

auntie and Chris

Sammie Ward Jr

Sammie Ward Jr

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Edward Van Buren Ward Roma J Ward Nancy Lena (Walker) Dyer Family Jeanine P Ward

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1917 - In the year that Charlotte A Ward was born, 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."

1921 - She was merely 4 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

1930 - By the time she was only 13 years old, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1960 - When she was 43 years old, on May 1st, an American CIA U-2 spy plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers, was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over the Soviet Union. Powers ejected and survived but was captured. The U.S. claimed that the U-2 was a "weather plane" but Powers was convicted in the Soviet Union of espionage. He was released in 1962 after 1 year, 9 months and 10 days in prison.

1992 - At the age of 75 years old, Charlotte was alive when on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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Charlotte A Ward died on August 16, 2010 at age 93. There is no known cause of death. She was born on May 10, 1917. There is no information about Charlotte's family. We know that Charlotte A Ward had been residing in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington.

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