James Roberson (1909 - 1961)

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James Roberson
1909 - 1961
updated February 06, 2019
James Roberson was born on October 31, 1909. He died in January 1961 at age 51.


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James Roberson passed away in January 1961 at 51 years old. He was born on October 31, 1909. We have no information about James's immediate family.
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In 1909, in the year that James Roberson 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 1929, he was 20 years old when on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1934, at the age of 25 years old, James was alive when on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1949, by the time he was 40 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1961, in the year of James Roberson's passing, on May 5th, Navy Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard, Jr., made the first manned Project Mercury flight, MR-3, in a spacecraft he named Freedom 7. He was the second man to go into space, the first was Yuri Gagarin - a Soviet cosmonaut.

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Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
James B Roberson
Born: around 1925
Georgia, United States
James v Roberson
Born: around 1912
Florida, United States
James L Roberson
Born: around 1927
Florida, United States
James A Roberson
Born: around 1921
Alabama, United States
James A Roberson
Born: around 1926
Georgia, United States
James H Roberson
Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
James H Roberson
Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
James Roberson
Born: around 1926
New Jersey, United States
James Roberson
Born: around 1913
California, United States
James D Roberson
Born: around 1918
California, United States
James K Roberson
Born: around 1917
California, United States
James P Roberson
Born: around 1924
Arkansas, United States
James L Jr Roberson
Born: around 1927
North Carolina, United States
James L Roberson
Born: around 1914
Florida, United States
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Born: around 1906
Louisiana, United States
James D Roberson
Born: around 1925
Texas, United States
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Born: around 1921
Louisiana, United States

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Willie M Roberson
Nov 29, 1936 - Dec 2, 2002
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Dorothy Roberson
Jun 24, 1891 - December 1971
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Beulah Roberson
Nov 5, 1907 - November 1977
Lexa, Arkansas
John Roberson
Apr 6, 1898 - April 1975
Little Rock, Arkansas
Oatley Roberson
Feb 13, 1898 - July 1972
San Francisco, California
Harold Roberson
Dec 15, 1910 - March 1965
Francis E Roberson
Aug 24, 1951 - Aug 25, 1996
Thomas E Roberson
Oct 5, 1912 - Nov 27, 1998
Seattle, WA
Beatrice Roberson
Jul 10, 1903 - March 1979
East Saint Louis, Illinois
Fred Roberson
Dec 26, 1909 - August 1974
Charleston Roberson
Mar 30, 1899 - March 1980
San Pedro, California
Detroit Roberson
Jun 19, 1914 - January 1986
Hope, Arkansas
Edgar Roberson
Feb 18, 1907 - Dec 15, 1990
Marion, LA
Arthur Roberson
Mar 17, 1906 - November 1976
Wilmington, California
Fred O Roberson
Sep 15, 1914 - Apr 10, 1997
North Little Rock, AR
C Roberson
Jun 29, 1902 - October 1985
Batesville, Arkansas
Earnest Roberson
Sep 9, 1897 - May 1970
El Dorado, Arkansas
Thomas Roberson
Jan 16, 1911 - December 1980
El Dorado, Arkansas
Elsie E Roberson
Feb 12, 1912 - Aug 16, 2000
Harvey, AR
Ruth L Roberson
Oct 22, 1913 - Dec 24, 2000
Forrest City, AR

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Grover M Atkinson
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Corpus Christi, TX
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Little Rock, AR
George Hammond
Jun 3, 1912 - January 1977
Wichita, Kansas
Wendell Coleman
Aug 14, 1900 - July 1977
Memphis, Tennessee
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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