Jean Sherman (1909 - 1990)

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Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

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1909 - In the year that Jean Sherman 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.

1943 - She was 34 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

1959 - At the age of 50 years old, Jean was alive when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

1979 - When she was 70 years old, on March 28th, a partial nuclear meltdown occurred at the power plant at Three Mile Island Pennsylvania. Radiation leaked into the environment, resulting in a rating of 5 on a scale of 7 ("Accident With Wider Consequences") . It ended up costing $1 billion to clean up the site.

1990 - In the year of Jean Sherman's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

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Jean Sherman passed away on September 27, 1990 at 81 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Jean. She was born on July 4, 1909. There is no information about Jean's family or relationships. We know that Jean Sherman had been residing in Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.

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