Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

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September 30, 1950: Dr. Ralph Bunche is awarded Nobel Peace Prize



September 29, 1934​: Textile mille workers' strike ends, reported in Baltimore Afro-American


September 28, 1989: "The Lady Knows the Game" sports column by Rhonda V. Smith in Los Angeles Sentinel


September 27, 1941Pittsburgh Courier reports on stage adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son, directed by Orson Welles


September 26, 1957: Little Rock Nine integrate Central High School, reported in Chicago Defender


September 25, 1981: Articles in Philadelphia Tribune respond to Reagan administration budget cuts to welfare programs


September 24, 1960: Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) prepares to become professional boxer, reported in Chicago Defender


September 23, 1950: Robert S. Pious editorial cartoon on employment discrimination of black veterans in Cleveland Call and Post


September 22, 1932: Beauty hint, "abdominal fat can be ironed away," from the Atlanta Daily World


September 21, 1927: "Colored Home Seekers" wanted in Merrick Gardens, Springfield, Long Island, advertisement in New York Amsterdam News


September 20, 1952: Ad for Tan Magazine featuring "Army Life Changed My Husband," in Baltimore Afro-American


September 19, 1942: Kansas City Monarchs and Satchel Paige face Homestead Grays and Josh Gibson in Negro World Series, reported in Philadelphia Tribune


September 18, 1954: "It's Your Newspaper" advertisement in Norfolk Journal and Guide


September 17, 1938: Soap advertisement featuring profile of Phillis Wheatley, published in Pittsburgh Courier


September 16, 1963: Racists bomb 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, killing four young girls.  Reported in Chicago Defender


September 15, 1906: Second U.S. Occupation of Cuba begins, reported in Baltimore Afro-American


September 14, 1989: Articles on hypertension and diabetes in Los Angeles Sentinel


September 13, 1919: Congressional debate over Jim Crow railroad cars, reported in Philadelphia Tribune


September 12, 1976: Actress and Singer Melba Moore joins children's television show "Big Blue Marble," reported in Atlanta Daily World


September 11, 2002: 9/11 and pilot LeRoy Homer Jr. remembered in Norfolk Journal and Guide


September 10, 1955: Emmett Till in Chicago Defender


September 9, 1961: Cleveland women organize rent strike, reported in Call and Post


September 8, 1926: Savoy Ballroom in the New York Amsterdam News


September 7, 1967: Banquet for Cabrini-Green Homes softball and basketball tourney winners, featured in Chicago Defender


September 6, 1958Cleveland Call and Post features Clara Luper who led youth sit-ins in Oklahoma City


September 5, 1987: Peter J. Ottley, president of Local 144 union representing hotel, hospital, and nursing home workers, leads New York City Labor Day parade.  Reported in New York Amsterdam News


September 4, 1975: First National Conference on the Concerns of Black Women meets in Los Angeles, led by Caffie Greene.  Reported in Los Angeles Sentinel


September 3, 1960: Carver Federal to open new black bank branch in Brooklyn, reported in New York Amsterdam News


September 2, 1950: "They'll Never Die" profile of Samuel A. McElwee in Norfolk Journal and Guide
 

September 1, 1928: Appeal to left-handed readers in the Pittsburgh Courier

 

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