Bobby Ras Brady

14 February 1951–16 December 1987 (Age 36)
Jasper, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Bobby Ras

Bobby Ras Brady was born on 14 February 1951, in Jasper, Mississippi, United States. He died on 16 December 1987, in Wayne, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Stringer, Jasper, Mississippi, United States.

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1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 4

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 4

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.
1964 · The Freedom Summer Murders

Age 13

In what is called the Freedom Summer Murders, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, three civil rights workers, were shot in Neshoba County, Mississippi. They were campaigning to register African Americans in Mississippi to vote. It was determined that the murderers were members of the KKK and Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brádaigh ‘descendant of Brádach’, a byname the meaning of which is not clear. It is unlikely to be connected with Gaelic bradach ‘thieving’, ‘dishonest’, which has a short first vowel.

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

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