Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

April - Archived Posts

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April 30, 1960: Student protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, reported in the Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Samuel Kramer, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 29, 1904Iowa State Bystander reports on practical joke gone wrong.  Guest post by Robert Kinser, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 28, 1988Cleveland Call and Post endorses Jesse Jackson for President.


April 28, 1962: Police brutality reported in Indianapolis Recorder.  Guest post by Samanvay Kasarala, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 27, 1974Chicago Defender salutes Duke Ellington on his birthday.  Guest post by Luke Johnson, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 26, 1930Indianapolis Recorder on movie theater discrimination.  Guest post by Ethan Hill, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 25, 1987Indianapolis Recorder on black student demands at Purdue University.  Guest post by Derek Gilman, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 24, 1954Chicago Defender on discrimination in Baltimore hotels.  Guest post by Mark Fowler, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.
 

April 23, 1960: White woman in Alabama beaten for dating black men, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Thomas Esposito, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 22, 1950: Housing discrimination in Los Angeles' Leimert Park neighborhood, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Austin Demers, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 21, 1953Washington Afro-American on discrimination in the U.S. Army.  Guest post by Katelyn Culver, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.
 

April 20, 1929: Chicago Defender on teen runner killed after winning race.  Guest post by Trent Cork, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 19, 1960Chicago Defender on racial discrimination and student organizing at Indiana University.  Guest post by Samuel Carter, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 19, 1958New York Amsterdam News on dangerous apartment conditions.  Guest post by Mark Speltz.


April 18, 1942: Eleanor Roosevelt calls for equality in speech at the Hampton Institute, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Connor Callahan, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 17, 1943: African-American women protest racial discrimination Bechtel-McCone-Parsons airplane modification plant in Birmingham, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Lillian G. Page, MA student in history at the University of Memphis.
 

April 17, 1915: Ohio Governor Frank Willis blocks exhibition of racist photoplay, reported in Chicago Defender. Guest post by Alex Bishop, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 16, 1959: Francois Andre's male fashion show at Hollywood's Moulin Rouge in the Los Angeles Sentinel


April 16, 1904: Anti-profanity campaign reported in The Appeal.  Guest post by Caroline Arkesteyn, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 15, 1939: Marian Anderson's landmark performance at Lincoln Memorial, reported in Chicago Defender


April 15, 1939: Account from a fugitive from a North Carolina prison in the Baltimore Afro-American.  Guest post by Daniel Arico, undergraduate student at Iowa State University.


April 14, 1979: Disco advertisements in the Cleveland Call and Post


April 13, 1948Philadelphia Tribune reports on killing of World War II veteran George Serrell, who refused to sit in a Jim Crow train car


April 12, 1947: Jackie Robinson's Major League Baseball debut, covered in the black press


April 11, 1936Chicago Defender on a Howard University student bet gone wrong


April 10, 1909: New York Women's Business Club featured in Baltimore Afro-American


April 9, 1974: Hank Aaron's record breaking 715th home run covered in the Atlanta Daily World


April 8, 1939Norfolk Journal and Guide on controversy over Louis Armstrong's swing version of "When the Saints Go Marching In"


April 7, 1959: Ads for Lydia Pinkham's tablets and topics to relieve menstrual and menopausal pain in the Philadelphia Tribune


April 6, 1972: North Carolina Mutual insurance advertisement in Los Angeles Sentinel


April 5, 1933: Hamilton Lodge Ball and drag performances in New York Amsterdam News


April 4, 1968: The front pages of black newspapers after assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.


April 3, 1954Cleveland Call and Post reports on death of nightclub owner and numbers racket king Bennie Mason


April 2, 1966Pittsburgh Courier sports editor Bill Nunn, Jr., on Texas Western championship basketball team


April 1, 1950: Political April Fools' Day wishes in Pittsburgh Courier

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