Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

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January 29, 1972
: "Madame President?: Our Shirley [Chisholm] First Black Woman to Run," NY Amsterdam News

April 15, 1939: Marian Anderson's landmark performance at Lincoln Memorial, reported in Chicago Defender

March 31, 1934Philadelphia Tribune women's basketball team in the Norfolk Journal and Guide.

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

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

April 12, 1947: Jackie Robinson's Major League Baseball debut, covered in the black press

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

March 27, 1971: South Carolina civil rights activist Victoria DeLee runs for Congress

March 13, 1954Cleveland Call and Post on the Connie Morgan, Toni Stone, and Mamie "Peanut" Johnson, the three women who played Negro League baseball


March 26, 1955
: Claudette Colvin's arrest reported in the Chicago Defender


April 4, 1968: The front pages of black newspapers after assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

March 9, 1957Pittsburgh Courier celebrates Ghana's independence with 32-page supplement

April 5, 1933
: Hamilton Lodge Ball and drag performances in New York Amsterdam News

 

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