Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

November - Archived Posts

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November 30, 1946: Christmas ads for colored dolls in the Cleveland Call and Post






November 29, 1984: California Assemblywoman Maxine Waters and local civil rights activists protest apartheid, reported in Los Angeles Sentinel.





November 28, 1970: Louis Martin discusses possibility of black cabinet member in Nixon administration, in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by History MA student at Arizona State University.



November 27, 1920
: Hair and beauty school ads in the (tattered) Philadelphia Tribune.





November 26, 1959: "Negro History Quiz" in Atlanta Daily World.


November 25, 1978
: Vel Phillips becomes first black women to win statewide office in Wisconsin, reported in Cleveland Call and Post. Guest post by Kerri Ryer, History MA student at Arizona State University.
 

November 24, 1923
: Race riot in Elaine, Arkansas, reported in Chicago Defender. Guest post by Monique Vanderlaan, History MA student at Arizona State University


November 23, 1946
: Dr. Channing Tobias criticizes housing discrimination in Harlem, reported in New York Amsterdam News


November 22, 1912
Pittsburgh Courier highlights nineteenth century African-American composers.
 

November 21, 1974
: Federal judge J. Skelly Wright expresses concern about residential segregation and judiciary's inaction toward it.  Guest post by Alexander Cooper, History MA student at Arizona State University.


November 20, 1929
: Mob boss Stephanie St. Clair takes out ad in New York Amsterdam News to warn potential suitors. 





November 19, 1960: Four six-year-old girls (Ruby Bridges, Leona Tate, Tessie Prevost, and Gail Etienne) face white mobs as they integrate New Orleans schools, reported in Philadelphia Tribune and Chicago Defender.


November 18, 1954
: Bal Masque costume ball featured in Los Angeles Sentinel.


November 17, 1951
: South Carolina county sheriff calls on local Ku Klux Klan to disband, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Karissa Lim, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.




November 16, 1946: Manassas, Virginia school received $75000, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Natalia Chaney, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.




‚ÄčNovember 15, 1952: Eight white teachers resign to protests segregation at University of the South, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Aggy Barnowski, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 14, 1953
Norfolk Journal and Guide editorial on segregation and equality a year before Brown v. Board. Guest post by Maddy Dunbar, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 13, 1943: Black war industry workers featured in "Victory is Our Business," a General Motors radio program highlighted in Cleveland Call and Post.


November 12, 1955
: School segregation discussed in Norfolk Journal and Guide one year after Brown v Board.  Guest post by Keshara Moore, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 11, 1950
Norfolk Journal and Guide criticizes Life magazine pictorial history of World War II that excludes black people.  Guest post by Megan Wirtz, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 10, 1962
: African American voters turn out in record numbers, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Emilie Theobald, History MA student at Arizona State University.


November 10, 1956: Roy Wilkins asks Army not to play football game at segregated Tulane University, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Bailey Duplessie, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 9, 1968
: Public housing study reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Madeleine Jordan-Lord, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 8, 1947
: Controversy over representations of race in film Hazard, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Dominique Harrington, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 7, 1964
Norfolk Journal and Guide reports on partial integration of teacher associations.  Guest post by Canyon Teague, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 7, 1942
: History of lynching discussed in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Brian Lloyd, History MA student at Arizona State University.


November 6, 1977
Atlanta Daily World reports on black police officers pioneers in the city.  Guest post by Tracy Stefanov, History MA student at Arizona State University.


November 6, 1948
Norfolk Journal and Guide reports on burglary of Bishop "Sweet Daddy" Grace.  Guest post by Tenaya Bien, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 5, 1949
: Navy ends racial segregation, reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Emeline Blevins, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 4, 1950
Vivian Carter Mason reports on race and death penalty in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Bal Artis, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 3, 1956
: Hazel Carter reports in Norfolk Journal and Guide that black citizens in Pittsylvania reject voluntary school segregation plan.  Guest post by Dominique Brown, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 2, 1963
Norfolk Journal and Guide reports on black servicemen facing housing discrimination.  Guest post by Damian Hondares, undergraduate student at University of Richmond


November 1, 1960
: Kennedy wins poll at Morehouse, reported in Atlanta Daily World.  Guest post by Ivan Monroy, History MA student at Arizona State University.


November 1, 1958
: Massive Resistance to school desegregation reported in Norfolk Journal and Guide.  Guest post by Chris Sullivan, undergraduate student at University of Richmond.


November 1, 1930
Pittsburgh Courier on the Great Migration.  Guest post by Jodi Silvio, History MA student at Arizona State University.

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