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Edwin F Matthews (1909 - 1995)

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Edwin F Matthews
1909 - 1995
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June 13, 1909
Death
October 1, 1995
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Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan 49221
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Edwin F Matthews was born on June 13, 1909. He died on October 1, 1995 at age 86. We know that Edwin F Matthews had been residing in Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan 49221.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Edwin F Matthews died on October 1, 1995 at 86 years old. He was born on June 13, 1909. There is no information about Edwin's family. We know that Edwin F Matthews had been residing in Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan 49221.
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In 1909, in the year that Edwin F Matthews was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1939, when he was 30 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1963, when he was 54 years old, on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1981, when he was 72 years old, on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

In 1995, in the year of Edwin F Matthews's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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