Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

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August 31, 1963Philadelphia Tribune on the death of W.E.B. Dubois and a white mob harassing a black family for moving into all-white neighborhood in Folcroft, PA


August 30, 1930: Riot breaks out at National Baptist Convention, reported in Baltimore Afro-American


August 29, 1960: NAACP Youth Council stages "wade in" at Rainbow Beach, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Nick Juravich, Ph.D. candidate in the department of History at Columbia University


August 29, 1953Philadelphia Tribune announces engagement of pianist Eunice Waymon (Nina Simone)


August 28, 2001Philadelphia Tribune mourns death of Aaliyah


August 27, 1977New York Amsterdam News highlights what Elvis Presley took from black musicians


August 26, 1961: Fifteen-year-old Preston Cobb, Jr. sentenced to death in Georgia, reported in Cleveland Call and Post 


August 25, 1917: National Medical Association moves annual meeting from Memphis to Philadelphia in response to lynching of Ell Persons


August 24, 1939: "Dark Night" protest against discriminatory practices by Los Angeles Bureau of Power and Light, reported in Los Angeles Sentinel


August 23, 1924: Dr. Robert Russa Moton speaks in Chicago, covered in Norfolk Journal and Guide


August 22, 1950: Black troops in 24th Infantry Regiment fighting in Korean War, reported in Atlanta Daily World


August 21, 1943: East Bronx merchants screen Stormy Weather, weeks after Harlem riot.  Reported in New York Amsterdam News


August 20, 1931Philadelphia Tribune advertisement boasting about paper's printing technology, staff, and service to citizens of Philadelphia


August 19, 1911: Lynching of Zachariah Walker in Pittsburgh Courier


August 18, 1917: Great Migration in the Norfolk Journal and Guide


August 17, 1932: Langston Hughes and two dozen African-American artists stranded in Moscow after film project is cancelled, reported in Atlanta Daily World


August 16, 1975: Dawn Magazine supplement in Pittsburgh Courier and Baltimore Afro-American


August 15, 1966: James Brown and Muhammad Ali ride in Chicago Defender's Bud Billiken Parade


August 14, 1947Los Angles Sentinel welcomes Zetas, Kappas, Sigmas, Doctors, and Witnesses to city for conferences


August 13, 1955: "On the Divorce Docket" column in Cleveland Call and Post


August 12, 1972: "Page One Miss" Betty Jean Thomas in Chicago Defender


August 11, 1964: Mothers of slain civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner at funeral, reported in Philadelphia Tribune


August 10, 1946: World War II veteran Maceo Snipes killed for voting in Georgia, editorial in New York Amsterdam News


August 9, 1975: Chester Commodore editorial cartoon on black unemployment, featured in Pittsburgh Courier


August 8, 1936: Jesse Owens dominates the 1936 Berlin Olympics, reported in Chicago Defender


August 7, 1909: Tenth Cavalry returns to New York City from Philippine Islands, reported in Baltimore Afro-American
 

August 6, 1966: Advertisement for news carriers in Norfolk Journal and Guide


August 5, 1939: Singer Maxine Sullivan prepares for jazz version of "Midsummer Night's Dream," photo in New York Amsterdam News


August 4, 1983Los Angeles Sentinel profile of Janice Darling, owner and fitness director of Sweat Shop in Culver City


August 3, 1939: Clark University octet performs at Seventh World's Poultry Congress and Exposition in Cleveland, reported in Call and Post


August 2, 1958: Ghanian Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah welcomed in Harlem, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide


August 1, 1940Los Angeles Sentinel calls for abolition of poll tax

 

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