Florence B Sheppard (1905 - 1992)

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Florence B Sheppard
1905 - 1992
updated February 06, 2019
Florence B Sheppard was born on December 12, 1905. She died on September 9, 1992 at age 86. We know that Florence B Sheppard had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.


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Florence B Sheppard passed away on September 9, 1992 at 86 years of age. She was born on December 12, 1905. We are unaware of information about Florence's family or relationships. We know that Florence B Sheppard had been residing in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
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1905 - 1992 World Events

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In 1905, in the year that Florence B Sheppard was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1925, at the age of 20 years old, Florence was alive when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1937, Florence was 32 years old when on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1941, when she was 36 years old, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

In 1992, in the year of Florence B Sheppard's passing, 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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Oct 8, 1922 - Sep 24, 2002
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Jul 13, 1929 - Jul 16, 1998
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Seffner, FL
E J Sheppard
Mar 4, 1922 - Nov 17, 2000
Cape Coral, FL
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Aug 27, 1920 - Jun 4, 2005
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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