Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

October - Archived Posts

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October 31, 1942: Halloween articles in Norfolk Journal and Guide and Chicago Defender


October 30, 1915
: Haitians resist U.S. occupation, reported in Baltimore Afro-American


October 29, 1949
: NAACP head Walter White reviews Elia Kazan's film on racial passing, Pinky, in Chicago Defender


October 28, 1944
: FDR approves plan for African-American women to join Navy and Coast Guard women's auxiliary, reported in Cleveland Call and Post.


October 27, 1973
Pittsburgh Courier music critic Greg Mims reviews Marvin Gaye's album Let's Get It On


October 26, 1984
: Women's Vote Project in Philadelphia Tribune





​October 25, 1928: Daisy Lampkin rallies black women voters to support Republican presidential ticket of Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis, reported in Philadelphia Tribune


October 24, 1942
: Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel in WWII American Women's Voluntary Service, photo in Norfolk Journal and Guide


October 23, 1971
: National Association of Media Women annual conference, reported in New York Amsterdam News


October 22, 1904: Ad for Howard University in Baltimore Afro-American


October 21, 1939: Pilot John C. Robinson opens aviation training institute, reported in Atlanta Daily World


October 20, 1949Los Angeles Sentinel reports from USS El Dorado on mock invasion of Hawaiian Islands


October 19, 1963: Advertisements to "Rent-A-Wig" at Harlem beauty salon and for "We Shall Overcome" record in New York Amsterdam News


October 18, 1980: Cleveland NAACP protests NBC television miniseries Beulah Land, reported in Call and Post


October 17, 1953
: Jackie Robinson and interracial barnstorming team face Jim Crow in Birmingham, reported in New York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by Madeleine Berry, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 16, 1965: Phyllis Shearer runs for Westchester County family court, reported in New York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by Nicole D’Addona undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 15, 1930New York Amsterdam News on job loses for African Americans during the Depression.  Guest post by Amanda D’Addona, undergraduate student at Manhattan College. 


October 14, 1921: E. Franklin Frazier writes in Baltimore Afro-American about seeing Birth of a Nation in Denmark. 


October 14, 1925: Survey of black history in school curricula in New York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by Andrew Reda, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 13, 1979: First NFL match up between black quarterbacks, Doug Williams and Vince Evans, covered by Nelson George in New York Amsterdam News.  Article selected by Nicholas Matson, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 12, 1972: Jail revolt in Washington D.C., reported in Chicago Defender


October 11, 1952: Mary McLeod Bethune urges women to vote in Chicago Defender


October 10, 1960: John F. Kennedy challenges Richard Nixon on civil rights, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Matthew Peters, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 9, 2013Chicago Defender op-ed regarding 2004 Bill Cosby speech.  Guest post by Ivan Montoya, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.

October 8, 1960: Revival of play Deep Are the Roots, covered in New York York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by Ashley Hogan, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 7, 1965: Reverend Hosea Williams threatens to lead march on state capital in Atlanta, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Madison Wolf, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 6, 1979: The Pope visits Harlem, reported in New York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 5, 1946: Black soldiers arrested in Florence, South Carolina, reported in Chicago Defender.  Guest post by Morgan Quartulli, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 4, 1969: White police officer complains of discrimination, reported in New York Amsterdam News. Guest post by Vincent Wiedemann, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 3, 1928: "Deep Harlem" dance show reviewed in New York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by Victoria Thomas, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 2, 1993: Pan-African activist Elombe Brath honored in Queens, reported in New York Amsterdam News.  Guest post by Courtney Canavan, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.


October 1, 1962: James Meredith integrates University of Mississippi, featured in Chicago Defender. Guest post by Christian Ruggiero, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.

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