Josephine Decoro (1905 - 2007)

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Josephine Decoro
1905 - 2007
updated February 06, 2019
Josephine Decoro was born on January 6, 1905. She died on December 9, 2007 at 102 years of age. We know that Josephine Decoro had been residing in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.


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Josephine Decoro died on December 9, 2007 at 102 years old. She was born on January 6, 1905. We are unaware of information about Josephine's family. We know that Josephine Decoro had been residing in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
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In 1905, in the year that Josephine Decoro 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 1914, at the age of only 9 years old, Josephine was alive when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1947, Josephine was 42 years old when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1987, at the age of 82 years old, Josephine was alive when was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

In 1994, when she was 89 years old, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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