Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

February - Archived Posts

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February 29, 1956Chicago Defender on Leap Year tradition of single women courting bachelors


February 28, 1978Philadelphia Tribune on MOVE conflict with Philadelphia authorities, eight years before bombing


February 27, 1937: New York Amsterdam News on Dr. Anna Cooper Johnson's new dental office in Harlem 


February 26, 1949Baltimore Afro-American on Satchel Paige and other black major league baseball players heading to spring training


February 25, 1939: Blanche Thompson, Irvin C. Miller, and "Brown Skin Models" revue in Norfolk Journal and Guide


February 24, 1934: Carter G. Woodson in Pittsburgh Courier on "Forgotten Negroes"


February 23, 1957Philadelphia Tribune on Thomas Edison (formerly Northeast High School) and how school board moved Northeast high school to create segregated school


February 22, 1965: The black press on the murder of Malcolm X


February 21, 1970: Black journalists' statement of support for the New York Times' Earl Caldwell and his right to protect confidential sources in the Black Panther Party
 

February 20, 1969: "Bowling Around L.A" by Los Angeles Sentinel columnist Juanita Blocker


February 19, 1910: Clubwoman Ida Cummings in the Baltimore Afro-American 


February 18, 1944Atlanta Daily World on Harry Alpin, the first African-American reporter to cover a White House press conference.


February 17, 1979: Ad for The Warriors in New York Amsterdam News, and article by Amsterdam News intern Nelson George


February 16, 1965Chicago Defender on the death of Nat King Cole


February 15, 1975Pittsburgh Courier editor-in-chief Hazel Garland on professional opportunities for retired black athletes and lack of black television news anchors


February 14, 1946Los Angeles Sentinel on fire in Fontana that killed O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol Ann Short


February 13, 1960: Greensboro sit-in protests in Norfolk Journal and Guide and Cleveland Call and Post


February 12, 1949: "Grow Old With Me" short story in Baltimore Afro-American


February 11, 1928: Valentine's Day wishes from the Chicago Defender Junior.


February 10, 1959Philadelphia Tribune reports on voter registration efforts in the city.


February 9, 1935: Selection of articles from Norfolk Journal and Guide on anti-lynching work, Negro History Week, Imitation of Life, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.


February 8, 1964New York Amsterdam News covers NYC school boycott, the largest civil rights protest in U.S. history.


February 7, 1948Cleveland Call and Post editorial cartoon on segregation of University of Oklahoma Law School and Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher.
 

February 7, 1944Los Angeles Tribune ad for "Sweet 'n Hot" revue, featuring Dorothy Dandridge


February 6, 1982Cleveland Call & Post advertisement for Wilber Black, the (Jheri) "Kurl King" and Black's Pride Hair Care Center.


February 5, 1977New York Amsterdam News, "Roots Captivates Millions of T-Viewers"


February 4, 1956Pittsburgh Courier on Montgomery Bus Boycott, in honor of Rosa Parks' birthday.


February 3, 1948Atlanta Daily World on efforts to block black voting rights on anniversary of passage of 15th Amendment.


February 2, 1936Atlanta Daily World and black press editorial cartoons on Ethiopian anti-colonial battle against Italy. 


February 1, 1980Atlanta Daily World on Carter G. Woodson and articles from 1926-27 on first "Negro History Week"

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