Cleo C Lunsford (1917 - 2000)

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Panama City, Bay County, Florida

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Ollie Jane Lunsford

Ollie Jane Lunsford

Sonny Lawson & Josh Lunsford

Sonny Lawson & Josh Lunsford

Addie Lunsford

Addie Lunsford

Beatrice Abbott

Beatrice Abbott

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The Lunsfords

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J. H. Lunsford and Viola (Whitt) Lunsford

J. H. Lunsford and Viola (Whitt) Lunsford

Rachel Rose Lunsford

Rachel Rose Lunsford

Charles and Mollie Bradley

Charles and Mollie Bradley

Vicki Lunsford Smith

Vicki Lunsford Smith

Jess Lunsford & Mable Lawson Lunsford

Jess Lunsford & Mable Lawson Lunsford

Josh Lunsford & Sonny Lawson

Josh Lunsford & Sonny Lawson

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1917 - In the year that Cleo C Lunsford 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."

1957 - She was 40 years old when on September 24th, the "Little Rock Nine" (nine African-American students) entered Little Rock High School. Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had previously prevented the students from entering the school at the beginning of the term with the Arkansas National Guard - they blocked the door. President Eisenhower ordered federal troops - the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army - to guard the students and allow them entry.

1971 - By the time she was 54 years old, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

1989 - She was 72 years old when on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

1997 - At the age of 80 years old, Cleo was alive when on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

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Cleo C Lunsford passed away on February 4, 2000 at 82 years old. There is no listed cause of death. She was born on April 19, 1917. We have no information about Cleo's family. We know that Cleo C Lunsford had been residing in Panama City, Bay County, Florida.

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