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Lauretta J Black (1944 - 1988)

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Lauretta J Black
1944 - 1988
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March 22, 1944
Death
February 1988
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Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44303
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Lauretta J Black was born on March 22, 1944. She died in February 1988 at 43 years of age. We know that Lauretta J Black had been residing in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44303.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Lauretta J Black passed away in February 1988 at age 43. She was born on March 22, 1944. We are unaware of information about Lauretta's family or relationships. We know that Lauretta J Black had been residing in Akron, Summit County, Ohio 44303.
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In 1944, in the year that Lauretta J Black was born, on November 7th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a fourth term as President of the United States. Running against Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York, Roosevelt won 53.4 of the popular vote, Dewey got 45.9%.

In 1954, by the time she was just 10 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1964, by the time she was 20 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1976, at the age of 32 years old, Lauretta was alive when The United States celebrated the Bicentennial of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It was a year long celebration, with the biggest events taking place on July 4th.

In 1988, in the year of Lauretta J Black's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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