Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

July - Archived Posts

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July 1, 1944Cleveland Call and Post highlights Annie Booker, a mother with three sons serving in Army during WWII

July 2, 1991: Clarence Thomas nominated to U.S. Supreme Court by President George Bush, reported in Philadelphia Tribune

July 3, 1976: Women fight sex bias, reported in Pittsburgh Courier

July 4: Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave in the Fourth of July?" in Philadelphia Tribune (1933 & 1993), Chicago Defender (1971), and New York Amsterdam News (1983)

July 5, 1947: Eviction crisis reported in Cleveland Call and Post

July 6, 1950: African-American swimmers in Los Angeles Sentinel

July 7, 1977: African-American Family History Association meets in Atlanta, reported in Atlanta Daily World

July 8, 1933: Soprano Matilda Sissieretta Jones mourned in Norfolk Journal and Guide

July 9, 1927: Alain Locke returns to Howard University, reported in Baltimore Afro-American

July 10, 1971: Ophelia DeVore and Florynce Kennedy sues Life Magazine, reported in New York Amsterdam News

July 11, 1914: White neighbors harass black homeowner in West Philadelphia, reported in Philadelphia Tribune

July 12, 1930: Telephone advertisement in Norfolk Journal and Guide

July 13, 1963Chicago Defender editorial on Maryland civil rights activist Gloria Richardson

July 14, 1926New York Amsterdam News reports on Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs 

July 15, 1937: U.S. Navy sailor Robert Starks Jr. helps search for Amelia Earhart, reported in Cleveland Call and Post

July 16, 1948: African American men involved with United Nations profiled in Atlanta Daily World

July 17, 1909: Richard Robert Wright Sr. and the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools, reported in Baltimore Afro-American

July 18, 1966Chicago Defender on West Side conflicts between residents and police.  Guest post by Catrien Egbert and Yasmin Mitchel, DePaul University and Chicago History Museum

July 19, 1951: Sister Rosetta Tharpe's epic wedding covered in Los Angeles Sentinel

July 20, 1929: Advertisement for Auburn Straight Eight cars in Pittsburgh Courier

July 21, 1951: Air Force veteran and family face violence in all-white Cicero, Illinois, reported in Chicago Defender. Guest Post by Mark Speltz. 

July 22, 1969: Black press coverage of Apollo moon landing

July 23, 1927Baltimore Afro-American on the sinking of the ship Majestic in Chesapeake Bay

July 24, 1977Atlanta Daily World reportes on a conference at Howard University to regarding Regents of the University of California v. Bakke affirmative action case

July 25, 1981New York Amsterdam News on Black and Hispanic construction workers protesting at Trump Tower in Manhattan

July 26, 1947Cleveland Call and Post reports on WWII veteran and family living in garage

July 27, 1939Los Angeles Sentinel announces opening of new dress shop

July 28. 1939: Actress and singer Abbie Mitchell returns from three years performing abroad, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide 

July 29, 1944: Dr. Lonnie Smith (of Smith v Allwright case) goes to the polls in Texas, reported in Philadelphia Tribune

July 30, 1955: "Heroes in Blue" series profiles black police officers in Pittsburgh Courier

July 31, 1909: Rail travel over Santa Fe Trail featured in Chicago Defender

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