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Willie H Strickland (1922 - 1995)

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Willie H Strickland
1922 - 1995
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August 21, 1922
Death
April 1995
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Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31909
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Willie H Strickland was born on August 21, 1922. He died in April 1995 at age 72. We know that Willie H Strickland had been residing in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31909.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Willie H Strickland died in April 1995 at 72 years old. He was born on August 21, 1922. We are unaware of information about Willie's surviving family. We know that Willie H Strickland had been residing in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31909.
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In 1922, in the year that Willie H Strickland was born, on James Joyce's 40th birthday, his book Ulysses was published in France. The book covers the experiences of an Irishman in Dublin on an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Now considered a classic, it was controversial at the time. Due to some sexual content, the book was banned in the U.S. during the 1920's and the U.S. Post Office destroyed 500 copies of the novel.

In 1935, Willie was only 13 years old when on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1965, Willie was 43 years old when the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

In 1976, when he was 54 years old, 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.

In 1995, in the year of Willie H Strickland's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

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