Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

December - Archived Posts

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December 31, 1969Chicago Defender on call for civilian inquiry into police abuse. Guest post by Rubin McMillan, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 31, 1957: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. accepts award from Philadelphia Cotillion Society, reported in Philadelphia Tribune. Guest post by Stephen Huff, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 31, 1940: NAACP asks US Attorney General to investigate racial terror in Memphis, reported in Atlanta Daily World. Guest post by Candace F. Bryson, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 30, 1916Philadelphia Tribune obituary for soprano Sarah Sedgewick Bowers-Bell.


December 29, 1962: Professional football teams draft several black players, covered in Cleveland Call and Post. Guest post by Caryn Tijsseling, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 28, 1957New York Amsterdam News on the "Year Negroes Fought Back"


December 27, 1958: Leroy Crayton's Southern Sausage Company runs ad praising Christ's love in Cleveland Call and Post.


December 26, 1957: Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Conference covered in Los Angeles Sentinel.


December 25, 1937: Harlem churches and civic organizations help needy families for Christmas, reported in New York Amsterdam News.


December 24, 1932Chicago Defender on protests against Birth of a Nation


December 23, 1934: Ex-Slave Association meeting reported in Atlanta Daily World.


December 22, 1978: Black Santa in the Pittsburgh Courier.


December 21, 1978: Origins and meaning of Kwanza discussed in Los Angeles Sentinel.


December 20, 1930: Singer Alberta Hunter describes black performers being treated better in Europe than in United States, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide


December 19, 1942: Racial barriers during WWII reported in Baltimore Afro-American.  Guest post by Kristopher Boatman, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 18, 1986: Advertisement for Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Call and Post.


December 17, 1998Los Angeles Sentinel columnist Larry Aubry on race and politics. Guest post by Tiffanie Butcher, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 17, 1955Baltimore Afro-American on Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon and Montgomery Bus Boycott.  Guest post by Adam Pinkerton, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 16, 1971Los Angeles Sentinel on the death of Dr. Ralph Bunche. Guest post by John Loll, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 16, 1950New York Amsterdam News praises life of Naval aviator Jesse L. Brown.  Guest post by Stanley Bowling, Manager of Content Digitization at ProQuest and United States Navy veteran.


December 15, 1923: Brown & Stevens Bank ad for "Christmas Club" savings accounts in Philadelphia Tribune


December 14, 1963Pittsburgh Courier on Malcolm X and Nation of Islam.  Guest post by Geoff Schumacher, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 13, 1953Atlanta Daily World awaits Brown v. Board ruling.  Guest post by Jeffrey Joynt, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 13, 1952Philadelphia Tribune columnist Mamie Robinson on black Republican women.  Guest post by Michael Embry, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 12, 1935: Josephine Baker in Ziegfeld Follies, covered in Philadelphia Tribune


December 11, 1959: President of Bennett College’s Student Senate asks classmates "Where do you stand?" in Bennet Banner.  Guest post by Deidre B. Flowers, Doctoral Candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University


December 10, 1927Chicago Defender on Marcus Garvey's deportation to Jamaica.  Guest post by Avi Buckles, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 9, 1948: House of Records advertisement in Los Angeles Sentinel


December 8, 1926: Urban League employment campaign reported in New York Amsterdam News


December 7, 1958: Orange Blossom Classic football game pits Florida A&M against Prairie View for Black National Championship, ad in Atlanta Daily World



December 6, 1969: Whitney Young critiques Vice President Spiro Agnew's speech on television news in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Keisha Smith, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 5, 1942New York Amsterdam News encourages reader to vote for Duke Ellington in Downbeat Magazine poll.  Guest post by Todd Daily, History MA student at Arizona State University.


December 4, 1930: Ad for black vaudeville troupe the Whitman Sisters in the Philadelphia Tribune


December 3, 1959Los Angeles Sentinel columnist Stanley Robinson on "20th Century Slavery," recruiting of black domestic workers to Los Angeles from South.  Guest post by Chase Miller, History MA student at Arizona State University. 


December 2, 1933: World War I veteran Rufus Atwood featured in Baltimore Afro-American "Heroes of the World War" series


December 1, 1973Pittsburgh Courier editors call on President Nixon to resign amidst Watergate scandal

 

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