Mary Clark Walker (born 1921)

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Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX

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Partner: Richard Ivey Walker
Children with Richard: Brian Joseph Walker, Margaret Walker, and Richard Walker

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In 1947, 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 1950, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1964, on June 11th, activist Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for conspiring to overthrow the state (because of his numerous anti-apartheid activities). He served 27 years in prison.

In 1978, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1986, on September 8th, the Oprah Winfrey Show went into national syndication. A popular talk show, it was number 1 in the ratings since its debut. The last show aired on May 25, 2011.

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Mary Clark Walker, mother to 3 children, passed away in Fort Worth, TX. No cause of death has been listed for Mary. She was born on April 5, 1921. Mary's partner was Richard Ivey Walker. and they gave birth to Brian Joseph Walker, Margaret Walker, and Richard Walker.

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The Greatest most knowledgeable woman in my life!!! She was my Gramdad!! My granny means the world to me
Mar 23 · Reply
Where are you granny?
Mar 23 · Reply

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