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Ora Rhodes (1895 - 1976)

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Ora Rhodes
1895 - 1976
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March 23, 1895
Death
November 1976
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Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina 27408
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Ora Rhodes was born on March 23, 1895. She died in November 1976 at 81 years old. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina 27408.
Updated: October 7, 2011
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Ora Rhodes passed away in November 1976 at 81 years of age. She was born on March 23, 1895. We are unaware of information about Ora's surviving family. We know that Ora Rhodes had been residing in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina 27408.
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In 1895, in the year that Ora Rhodes was born, on September 3rd, in Latrobe, PA, the first professional football game was played. The game was between the Latrobe YMCA and the Jeannette Athletic Club. Latrobe won 12 - 0.

In 1925, she was 30 years old when 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 1933, she was 38 years old when Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1947, at the age of 52 years old, Ora was alive when on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1976, in the year of Ora Rhodes's passing, 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.

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