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Meta Massey (1896 - 1983)

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Meta Massey
1896 - 1983
Born
April 19, 1896
Death
January 1983
Last Known Residence
Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin 53405
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Meta Massey of Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin was born on April 19, 1896, and died at age 86 years old in January 1983.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 54796367

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Meta Massey passed away at age 86 years old in January 1983. Meta Massey of Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin was born on April 19, 1896.

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Meta Massey lived 16 years longer than the average Massey family member when she died at the age of 86.
The average age of a Massey family member is 70.
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1896 - 1983 World Events

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In 1896, in the year that Meta Massey was born, on May 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson. By a vote of 7 to 1, the Court upheld state racial segregation laws, introducing the idea of "separate but equal" facilities for races.

In 1915, at the age of 19 years old, Meta was alive when The Birth of a Nation opened in February. A silent film, it was the most ambitious film to date and is considered a classic. Three hours long, it starred Lillian Gish and was directed by D. W. Griffith. The movie was based on the book The Clansman and told the story of two families (one pro-Union and one pro-Confederate) and their relationship during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The KKK was shown as "a heroic force".

In 1922, by the time she was 26 years old, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on May 30th. More than 35,000 people attended the dedication including Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, and many Union and Confederate veterans - although the audience was segregated. The Memorial took 10 years to complete.

In 1968, at the age of 72 years old, Meta was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1983, in the year of Meta Massey's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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