Joyce R Lewis (1925 - 1995)

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Joyce R Lewis
1925 - 1995
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November 7, 1925
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February 1995
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Amarillo, Potter County, Texas 79106
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Joyce R Lewis was born on November 7, 1925. She died in February 1995 at 69 years old. We know that Joyce R Lewis had been residing in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas 79106.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Joyce R Lewis passed away in February 1995 at 69 years of age. She was born on November 7, 1925. We have no information about Joyce's family or relationships. We know that Joyce R Lewis had been residing in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas 79106.

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In 1925, in the year that Joyce R Lewis was born, 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 1931, she was merely 6 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1947, when she was 22 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1980, at the age of 55 years old, Joyce was alive when 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.

In 1995, in the year of Joyce R Lewis's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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