Kizzie Williams (1901 - 1987)

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Belzoni, Humphreys County, Mississippi

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1901 - In the year that Kizzie Williams was born, John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

1906 - She was merely 5 years old when abolitionist and suffragette leader Susan B. Anthony died, before women's right to vote nationally was realized (in 1920). She, along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association which later became the League of Women Voters. She died at the age of 86 of heart failure and pneumonia in her home in New York.

1909 - By the time she was merely 8 years old, 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 - When she was 42 years old, on March 31st, the Broadway musical Oklahoma! opened. Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (the first of their string of successful collaborations), audiences loved it. The musical ran for 2,212 performances originally and was made into a movie in 1954.

1987 - In the year of Kizzie Williams's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Kizzie Williams passed away in January 1987 at 85 years of age. There is no listed cause of death for Kizzie. She was born on June 9, 1901. There is no information about Kizzie's immediate family. We know that Kizzie Williams had been residing in Belzoni, Humphreys County, Mississippi.

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