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Robert W Morin (1923 - 2002)

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Robert W Morin
1923 - 2002
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October 1, 1923
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May 11, 2002
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Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01013
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Robert W Morin was born on October 1, 1923. He died on May 11, 2002 at 78 years old. We know that Robert W Morin had been residing in Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01013.
Updated: October 3, 2011
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Robert W Morin passed away on May 11, 2002 at 78 years old. He was born on October 1, 1923. We are unaware of information about Robert's family. We know that Robert W Morin had been residing in Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts 01013.
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In 1923, in the year that Robert W Morin was born, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1949, by the time he was 26 years old, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1954, Robert was 31 years old when 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, when he was 41 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 1985, Robert was 62 years old when on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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