Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

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June 1, 1957: Dollree Mapp's arrest for possessing obscene books leads to landmark case regarding police search and seizure, reported in Cleveland Call and Post

June 2, 1945
: Black newspaper executives meet with President Truman, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide

June 3, 1921: Tulsa Race Massacre reported in Baltimore Afro-American

June 4, 1904Indianapolis Freeman mourns the death of composer Antonin Dvorak.  Guest post by Lucy Caplan, PhD candidate in American Studies and African-American Studies at Yale University

June 5, 1952: Fultz Quadruplets in Los Angeles Sentinel

June 6, 1964: Kool cigarettes advertisement in Baltimore Afro-American

June 7, 1941: Brooklyn branch of NAACP launches membership drive, led by Ella Baker

June 8, 2002: Multi-part series, "Blacks on white campuses," by Hazel Trice Edney in Pittsburgh Courier

June 9, 1968Los Angeles Sentinel reports on assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

June 10, 1965: Arthur Ashe leads UCLA into NCAA tennis tournament, reported in Los Angeles Sentinel

June 11, 1921: Lafayette Players production of "Parlor, Bedroom & Bath," staring Cleo Desmond and Andrew Bishop, advertised in Philadelphia Tribune

June 12, 1955: C.L. Franklin's gospel gathering advertised in Atlanta Daily World

June 13, 1967Loving v. Virginia, Supreme Court case on overturning state bans on interracial marriage, reported in Chicago Defender

June 14, 1986: "Remember Soweto" and "End Apartheid" march, reported in New York Amsterdam News

June 15, 1967: Thurgood Marshall nominated for U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson, reported in Los Angeles Sentinel

June 16, 1934: W. E. B. DuBois resigns from the NAACP and The Crisis, reported in Cleveland Call and Post

June 17, 1948Los Angeles Sentinel on murder case involving Ruth Mae Foster and Virginia Louise Ford

June 18, 1949: Juneteenth in the Chicago Defender

June 19, 1954Negro Traveler's Green Book promoted in New York Amsterdam News

June 20, 1935: Full page advertisement for Crosley electric refrigerators in Cleveland Call and Post 

June 21, 1952: Joe Louis surveys the title fight between "Sugar" Ray Robinson and Joey Maxim for the Pittsburgh Courier

June 22, 1933: Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Owens set records at Chicago track meet, reported in Philadelphia Tribune

June 23, 1937: Joe Louis defeats James Braddock for heavyweight title, reported in Atlanta Daily World

June 24, 1967: "Facts About the Negro" by J.A. Rogers in Pittsburgh Courier

June 25, 1963: Philadelphia Tribune reports on protest march and voter registration drive in city to honor Medgar Evers

June 26, 1909: Mississippi Negro Business League, led by Charles Banks, holds annual meeting, reported in Baltimore Afro-American

June 27, 1963: Protestors stage sit-in against housing discrimination in Torrence, California, reported in Los Angeles Sentinel

June 28, 1956: Advertisement for Angelus Funeral Home in Los Angeles Sentinel

June 29, 1929: "Decatur Street Tutti" by Jabbo Smith and his Rhythm Aces," featured in Norfolk Journal and Guide

June 30, 1934New York Amsterdam News congratulates black high school graduates in New York City

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