Ruth Morris (1917 - 2006)

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Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

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Herman and Edith (Kull) Morris

Herman and Edith (Kull) Morris

Margaret and Herman Morris

Margaret and Herman Morris

Elizabeth and William Morris

Elizabeth and William Morris

Elizabeth and William Morris

Elizabeth and William Morris

Morris Children

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Mary Jane Miller Morris

Mary Jane Miller Morris

George Gammon & Mary J Miller Morris

George Gammon & Mary J Miller Morris

George Gammon Morris

George Gammon Morris

Martha Matilda Morris Underwood Obituary

Martha Matilda Morris Underwood Obituary

Martha Matilda Morris and children

Martha Matilda Morris and children

Ehrhardt sisters

Ehrhardt sisters

John Edward Morris medals

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Thomas Eugene Morris

Thomas Eugene Morris

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John and Andrew Morris Herman and Edith (Kull) Morris Margaret and Herman Morris Elizabeth and William Morris

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1917 - In the year that Ruth Morris was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

1922 - By the time she was just 5 years old, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

1941 - She was 24 years old when on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

1954 - Ruth was 37 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.

1981 - At the age of 64 years old, Ruth was alive when on January 20th, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States. He ran against the incumbent, Jimmy Carter, and won 50.7% of the popular vote to Carter's 41.0%.

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Ruth Morris died on October 14, 2006 at 89 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Ruth. She was born on May 12, 1917. We have no information about Ruth's family or relationships. We know that Ruth Morris had been residing in Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

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