Jerald Eugene Ridder

8 August 1953–2 December 1974 (Age 21)
Scott City, Scott, Kansas, United States

The Life of Jerald Eugene

Jerald Eugene Ridder was born on 8 August 1953, in Scott City, Scott, Kansas, United States. He died on 2 December 1974, at the age of 21.

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1954 · Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Age 1

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka was a U.S. Supreme Court case which ruled racial segregation in public schools as unconstitutional. The unanimous decision was handed down on May 17, 1954. The case was originally filed by the Brown family in Topeka, Kansas.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 2

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.
1955 · To War in Vietnam

Age 2

The Vietnam War was another civil war brought about from the Cold War. It was fought between the North Vietnamese, who were supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies, and the South Vietnamese, who were supported by the United States, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war caused two more civil wars in Laos and Cambodia and resulted in all three countries becoming communist states.

Name Meaning

North German and Dutch form of Ritter .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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