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Gertrude Pinkston (1905 - 1980)

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Gertrude Pinkston
1905 - 1980
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December 2, 1905
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April 1980
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Bridgman, Berrien County, Michigan 49106
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Gertrude Pinkston was born on December 2, 1905. She died in April 1980 at 74 years old. We know that Gertrude Pinkston had been residing in Bridgman, Berrien County, Michigan 49106.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Gertrude Pinkston passed away in April 1980 at 74 years old. She was born on December 2, 1905. We are unaware of information about Gertrude's family or relationships. We know that Gertrude Pinkston had been residing in Bridgman, Berrien County, Michigan 49106.
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In 1905, in the year that Gertrude Pinkston 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 1942, at the age of 37 years old, Gertrude was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1960, Gertrude was 55 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1974, she was 69 years old when on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1980, in the year of Gertrude Pinkston's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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