The Marc Steiner Show

Day In History

This Day In History: Brownie McGhee & Aretha Franklin Day

Brownie McGhee (Credit: Last F.M.)

February 16, 2017 – Segment 2

We hosted our newest edition of This Day In History, our segment where we take a step back in time to highlight important events and people from this day.


July 31: This Day in History

whitneyyoungJuly 31, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Muslims conquered Iberia and Whitney Young of the Urban League was born.

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July 30: This Day in History

mingusJuly 30, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the city of Baltimore was founded, the day President Lincoln issued an “eye-for-eye” order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot, and the day Charles Mingus recorded his solo Piano Album ‘Mingus Plays Piano’.

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July 29: This Day in History

Mill_Children_1903July 29, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, radical union leader Mother Jones led a march of mill children to the doorstep of President Theodore Roosevelt’s summer home in Oyster Bay, New York to expose conditions that children as young as 4 or 5 experienced working in sweatshops.

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July 28: This Day in History

bachJuly 28, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Johann Sebastian Bach died and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified today.

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July 27: This Day In History

Osborne Perry AndersonJuly 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Red Summer began in Chicago with whites attacking black people and their communities, the man who escaped John Brown’s raid Osborne Perry Anderson was born, and the first permanent telegraph cable was finished from Ireland to Newfoundland.

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July 24: This Day In History

Ladybug MeccaJuly 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets was born, Red Summer violence reached Washington DC, and the Scottsboro Boys were convicted of rapes they did not convict.

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July 23: This Day In History

The Detroit RiotsJuly 23, 2015  – Segment 1

Today in history, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie was born, the Eastern Cherokee Council held a meeting in discuss President Jackson’s proposal to turn their lands into what is now called Oklahoma, and one of the deadliest riots in US history broke out on 12th Street in Detroit.

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July 22: This Day In History

James Earl JonesJuly 22, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, actor James Earl Jones received the National Medal of Arts, Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali was shot and killed in London, and the great George Clinton was born.

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July 21: This Day in History

yusuf-islam_refJuly 21, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs was founded and Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, was born.

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July 20: This Day in History

carloJuly 20, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Frantz Fanon was born and Italian anarchist Carlo Giuliani was shot and killed by Italian military police during a protest in 2001.

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July 17: This Day In History

Bessie JonesJuly 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, folk songwriter Bessie Jones passed away, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake, and Port Chicago Mutiny took place in Chicago, California.

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July 16: This Day in History

idaJuly 16, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day, the city of La Paz declared independence from Spain and Ida B. Wells was born.

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July 15: This Day In History

All Negro ComicsJuly 15, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, an 8-year-old Gladys Knight took first prize on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour television show, Napoleon’s armies stumbled upon the Rosetta Stone, and The All Negro Comics were first published.

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July 14: This Day in History

bastilleJuly 14, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, launching the French Revolution, and abolitionist William Still passed away.

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July 13: This Day In History

Frida KahloJuly 13, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, artist Frida Kahlo passed away, The Northwest Ordinance was signed laying the groundwork for the Westward expansion of the United States, and the New York Draft Riots broke out.

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July 10: This Day in History

wilsonJuly 10, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Wilson Pickett released “In the Midnight Hour,” the Scopes Monkey Trial began, and London scientists traced human roots back to Africa.

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July 9: This Day In History

June JordanJuly 9, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, poet and essayist June Jordan was born in Harlem, the founder of the Congress of Racial Equality James Farmer passed away, and the Springhill Massacre occurred in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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July 8: This Day In History

Louis JordanJuly 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan was born, hundreds of white men attacked Hamburg, South Carolina, and mathematician Dr. David Henry Blackwell passed away.

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July 7: This Day in History

margaret walkerJuly 7, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, poet and writer Margaret Walker was born and Toussaint L’Ouverture presented the new constitution declaring Haitian independence.

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July 6: This Day in History

ak47_3aJuly 6, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the Great Railway Strike of 1877 was started in Baltimore and the first AK-47 came off an assembly line in 1947.

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July 3: This Day in History

morsiJuly 3, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by a military coup d’etat after four days of protest calling for his resignation and Mississippi John Hurt was born.

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July 2: This Day In History

Medgar EversJuly 2, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Medgar Evers was born in Mississippi, Independence Day is celebrated in Bahia, Brazil, and free black man Denmark Vessey was executed in Charleston.

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July 1: This Day In History

Robert ColeJuly 1, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the composer, playwright and stage producer Robert Allen Cole was born, slavery ended in the Suriname and Netherland Antilles, and one million railroad workers began a month-long strike.

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June 30: This Day in History

Lena-HorneJune 30, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Lena Horne was born and President Harry S. Truman signed legislation declaring February 1st National Freedom Day in honor of the signing of the 13th Amendment.

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June 29: This Day in History

kwameJune 29, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history Kwame Touré was born and Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

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June 26: This Day In History

W.E.B. DuBoisJune 26, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, jazz musicians Clifford Brown and Richie Powell passed away, W.E.B. DuBois resigned from the NAACP, and the day the Supreme Court found gender-based sodomy laws to be unconstitutional.

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June 25: This Day In History

Michael JacksonJune 25, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Michael Jackson passed away, Sierra Leone Founding Father Thomas Peters’ birthday, and Marvin Gaye went Number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Got To Give It Up’.

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June 24: This Day In History

Battle of Las GuasimasJune 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the saxophone was patented, the Reverend Samuel Worcester was arrested and convicted of living with the Cherokees, and the Buffalo Soldiers broke the back of the Spanish Army driving them from their entrenched positions at Las Guasimas, Cuba.

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June 23: This Day in History

bettyJune 23, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the first birth control pill, Envoid, was approved by the FDA, and the passing of Betty Shabazz.

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June 22: This Day in History

butlerJune 22, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Octavia Butler was born and Joe Lewis knocked out Max Schelling.

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June 19: This Day In History

Poor People's CampaignJune 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, we celebrate Juneteenth and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” President John F. Kennedy introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1963, and 50,000 people converged on Washington DC to support the Poor People’s Campaign.

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June 18: This Day in History

paulJune 18, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the US declared war on Great Britain in 1812, the birth of Paul McCartney, and the federal government declared an eight hour day for federal workers.

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June 17: This Day In History

Kendrick LamarJune 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, rapper Kendrick Lamar was born, Native people in the United States seemed to be winning the war against the American invasion, and the Tuskegee merchant and bus boycott began in Alabama.

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June 16: This Day in History

George StinneyJune 16, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Marie LeVeaux was born in New Orleans and George Stinney became the youngest person ever executed in the United States at the age of 14.

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June 15: This Day In History

Natalie Leota Henderson HinderasJune 15, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, a mob of 10,000 people in Duluth, Minnesota lynched three Black circus workers, Natalie Leota Henderson Hinderas was born, and economist William Arthur Lewis passed away.

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June 12: This Day in History

AnneFrank350June 12, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison for sabotage against the apartheid government of South Africa and Anne Frank received her first diary as a 13th birthday gift.

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June 11: This Day in History

b_Thich-Quang-Duc-3June 11, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the IWW launched a strike in New Orleans against United Fruit and the Buddhist monk Thick Quang Duc set himself on fire to protest the dictatorial regime of South Vietnam.

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June 10: This Day In History

Ornette ColemanJune 10, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, it’s Abolition Day in French Guiana, Howlin Wolf was born in White Station, Mississippi, and a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended.

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June 9: This Day in History

tanks-tianamenJune 9, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, the Tiananmen Square student protests began in China and writer Charles Dickens passed away.

 

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June 8: This Day In History

CochiseJune 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Muhammad died in Medina, the Supreme Court declared restaurants in Washington D.C. could not deny service to black patrons, and Apache leader Cochise was laid to rest.

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June 5: This Day In History

Compton Mayor Doris DavisJune 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the Supreme Court of the United States issued three important decisions that undermined the legal foundations of segregation, Mexican general Pancho Villa was born, and Compton Mayor Doris Davis became the first African American woman to be mayor of a major city.

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June 4: This Day In History

Jacques RoumainJune 4, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, academic and activist Angela Davis was acquitted of all charges against her, Haitian writer and political activist Jacques Roumain was born, and the United States refused to allow the MS St. Louis to land in Florida.

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June 3: This Day In History

Memphis MinnieJune 3, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Memphis Minnie was born in the Algiers community in New Orleans, African American woman composer Florence Price passed away, and the Zoot Suit Riots began in Los Angeles.

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June 2: This Day In History

Harriet_Tubman_Civil_War_WoodcutJune 2, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Harriet Tubman led 150 Union soldiers under the command of Col. James Montgomery in the Combahee River Raid, The Snyder Act gave Native Americans the right to vote in 1924, and Cornell West was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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June 1: This Day in History

oklahomaJune 1, 2015 – Segment 1

We look back at some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the burning of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma on this day in 1921.

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May 29: This Day in History

sojourner_truth3May 29, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Sojourner Truth delivering her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech and a Quebec court upholding the “right” of Canadians to hold Native people as slaves.

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May 28: This Day In History

Maya AngelouMay 28, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, poet Maya Angelou passed away, Betty Shabazz was born, the Palestinian Liberation Organization was founded, and Parren Mitchell was elected.

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May 27: This Day in History

la13May 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez of TLC and the day when, in 1968, Mexican American students who were part of the Chicano movement shut down schools in East LA demanding the release of the LA 13. The LA 13 were Chicano students indicted for conspiracy to disturb schools and the peace, which was a felony charge for leading earlier demonstrations for better schools, racial equality, an end to the War in Vietnam and in solidarity with Black community in LA.

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May 26: This Day In History

Elizabeth KeckleyMay 26, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the Supreme Court handed down its Dred Scott decision, White House seamstress Elizabeth Keckley passed away, and vaudeville singer and dancer Mamie Robinson Smith was born.

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May 22: This Day In History

Katherine Mary DunhamMay 22, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Langston Hughes passed away, the Caribbean island of Martinique abolished slavery, and Katherine Mary Dunham, the “Queen Mother of Black Dance,” passed away.

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May 21: This Day in History

biggieMay 21, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of the Notorious B.I.G and the abolition of slavery in Martinique.

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May 20: This Day in History

bakerMay 20, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, we remember the signing of the Homestead Act and the announcement of “Josephine Baker Day” by the NAACP.

 

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May 19: This Day In History

Malcolm X & Ho Chi Minh celebrate birthdays todayMay 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Malcolm X and Ho Chi Minh celebrate birthdays, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail was published, and thinker, philosopher and activist C.L.R. James passed away.

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May 18: This Day In History

Mary McLeod BethuneMay 18, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, “The First Lady of the Struggle” Mary McLeod Bethune passed away, the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson decisions were handed down by the Supreme Court, and the Bath School Massacre took place in Michigan.

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May 15: This Day in History

peoplesparkMay 15, 2015 – Segment 1

On this day in history, a protest against the closing of People’s Park in Berkeley, California turned violent when police fired buckshot and demonstrators. One man, James Rector, was killed, and least 128 Berkeley residents were admitted to local hospitals for head trauma, shotgun wounds, and other serious injuries inflicted by police.

 


May 14: This Day in History

jacksonMay 14, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, the British colony of Jamestown was established, Israel was declared an independent state, and and the Jackson State University massacre, when two African American students, Philip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, were gunned down by Mississippi State Police during an anti-war protest.

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May 13: This Day In History

MOVE bombingMay 13, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Britain’s King Victoria issued a “Proclamation of Neutrality” on the Confederacy, enslaved African American Robert Smalls fought against the Confederacy in Charleston, and the Philadelphia police bombed the headquarters of radical Black nationalist movement MOVE.

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May 12: This Day In History

Toothpick SamMay 12, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, Samuel “Toothpick Sam” became the first African American to pitch a no-hitter, the birthday of boxer William “Gorilla” Jones, and the day the British took control of Charleston, South Carolina during the Revolutionary War.

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May 11: This Day in History

marleyMay 11, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of Bob Marley, the launch of the Poor People’s Campaign, and the foundation of Ghana, the first postcolonial independent nation on the continent of Africa.

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May 6: This Day in History

martinMay 6, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Martin Delaney, the death of Otis Blackwell, and the suspension of two DJs at a Colorado radio station for playing songs by the Dixie Chicks a few days after they criticized President George W. Bush.

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May 5: This Day in History

blind-willie-mctell1May 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Gwendolyn Brooks winning the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950, the death of Elsie Bernice Washington, the “mother of the African American romance novel,” in 2009, and the birth of Blind Willie McTell.

 

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May 4: This Day In History

Provident HospitalMay 4, 2015 – Segment 1

Today in history, an event in Chicago spurred International Workers Day, the first Black-owned and -operated hospital in the United States opened, and the Freedom Riders left Washington DC for New Orleans to challenge segregation on interstate busses and bus terminals.

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April 30: This Day In History

Bessie ColemanApril 30, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Bessie Coleman died, the day Christopher Columbus was given the money to set sail into the Western Hemisphere, and the day Hawaii became a territory of the United States.

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April 29: This Day In History

April 29, 2015 – Segment 1Parren Mitchell

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of Duke Ellington, the day Maryland voted not to secede from the Union, and the birthday of Maryland’s of Baltimore first Black congressmen Parren Mitchell.

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April 28: This Day In History

Ann PetryApril 28, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the famed Mutiny on the Bounty took place, the day over 30 dynamite bombs were to be sent to people on an “anarchists” enemies list, and the day Anne Petry, the first African American woman writer to have a book sell more than a million copies, died.

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April 24: This Day In History

President Nixon presenting Duke Ellington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. April 29, 1969.April 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the day Duke Ellington received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, and the day Augustine John Tolton became ordained as a priest after being born enslaved.

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April 23: This Day in History

cesar_chavezApril 23, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Hank Aaron hitting the first of his 755-major league home runs on this day in 1954  in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals and the death of Cesar Chavez.

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April 22: This Day In History

San Miguel de Guadalupe RebellionApril 22, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the first slave revolt in continental North America, the day Howard University students sat in at Thompson’s Restaurant, and the birthday of jazz great Charles Mingus.

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April 21: This Day in History

tiananmen_squareApril 21, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1989 Tiananmen Square demonstration in Beijing, the death of Haitian dictator François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, and the birth of singer Clara Ward.

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April 20: This Day In History

Lionel HamptonApril 20, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of Lionel Hampton, the day the Civil Rights Act of 1871 was passed; and the day Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit”.

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April 10: This Day In History

Emiliano ZapataApril 10, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the day Emiliano Zapata was tricked into riding into an ambush, the day Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escaped from the Birkenau death camp, and the day that singer Little Eva died.

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April 9: This Day in History

ralph-ellisonApril 9, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the foundation of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1816, a massive teacher strike in Minneapolis in 1970, and the birth of Ralph Ellison.

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April 8: This Day In History

SNCCApril 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Oriole Frank Robinson became the manager of the Cleveland Indians, the day 128 men were killed in a mining explosion at Banner Mines outside Birmingham, and the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.

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March 24: This Day in History

delasoulMarch 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Pasemaster Mace of De La Soul, the abolition of slavery in Venezuela in 1854, and Halle Berry becoming the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for the movie “Monster’s Ball.”

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March 23: This Day In History

Sticks McGheeMarch 23, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the birthday of guitarist Sticks McGhee, the day 101 Wobblies were charged with opposing the draft and hindering the war effort, and the day Mussolini started his fascist movement in Milan, Italy.

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March 20: This Day in History

Ota BengaMarch 20, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Spike Lee and Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the suicide of Ota Benga.

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March 19: This Day in History

momsMarch 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Moms Mabley, the foundation of the New Negro Theater by Langston Hughes, and the death of Luther Ingram.

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March 18: This Day in History

Paris-CommuneMarch 18, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Wilson Pickett and Queen Latifah, the declaration of the Paris Commune, and the first Bat Mitzvah.

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March 17: This Day in History

bayard_rustinMarch 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Bayard Rustin and the Carrolton Massacre.

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March 16: This Day in History

corrieMarch 16, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of Rachel Corrie and the My Lai massacre.

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March 13: This Day In History

Josephine St. Pierre RuffinMarch 13, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the birthday of Erma Franklin, the day Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin died, and the day the Confederacy approved the use of Black troops.

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March 12: This Day in History

Romare BeardenMarch 12, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birthday of activist Clara Fraser, the day artist Romare Bearden passed away, and the day Charles “Bird” Parker, Jr., hall of fame jazz saxophonist and composer, died.

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March 11: This Day In History

William Edouard ScottMarch 11, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the day the Bureau of Indian Affairs was established, the day A Raisin In The Sun debuted on Broadway, and the birthday of artist William Edouard Scott.

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March 10: This Day in History

leadMarch 10, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the first telephone call, the Louisiana Purchase, and the death of Harriet Tubman.

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March 9: This Day In History

Ornette ColemanMarch 9, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the birthday of free jazz musician Ornette Coleman, the day the Barbie doll hit the shelves, and the day Marylander and African American explorer Matthew Henson passed away.

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March 6: This Day In History

Dred ScottMarch 6, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the day the Battle of the Alamo ended, the day the Supreme Court handed down the Dred Scott V. Sanford decision, and the day artist Georgia O’Keeffe passed away.

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March 5: This Day in History

rosaMarch 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the Boston Massacre, Samuel Colt’s patent of the 34 caliber revolver, and the birth of Rosa Luxemburg.

 

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March 4: This Day in History

bert-williamsMarch 4, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of actor and comedian Bert Williams and the birth of Garrett Morgan, the philanthropist, civil rights leader, and inventor of the red light and gas mask.

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March 3: This Day In History

Rodney King assaultMarch 3, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including the day President Thomas Jefferson signed a law banning the importation of slaves to the United States, the day the Freedman’s Bank was established, and the day the LA police beating of Rodney King was caught on tape.

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March 2: This Day In History

Sonny RollinsMarch 2, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened today in history, including Dr. Seuss’ birthday, the day The Weeping Time took place in 1859, and the day saxophonist Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins was given a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama.

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February 27: This Day In History

Marian AndersonFebruary 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the Dominican Republic declared itself independent from Haiti, the day the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was held up as constitutional, and the birthday of opera singer Marian Anderson.

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February 26: This Day in History

cashFebruary 26, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Johnny Cash and the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.

 

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February 25: This Day In History

Senator Hiram RevelsFebruary 25, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Hiram Revels became the first Black man to sit in the United States Senate, the day playwright Tennessee Williams passed away, and the birthday of Bo Diddley.

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February 24: This Day in History

Clara FraserFebruary 24, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the Battle of Los Angeles in 1942, the day the Supreme Court made a decision in the Marbury v. Madison case, and the day Clara Fraser, co-founder of Radical Women, died.

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February 23: This Day in History

alamoFebruary 23, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the start of the battle of the Alamo and Woody Guthrie writing “This Land is Your Land.”

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February 20: This Day in History

Frederick DouglassFebruary 20, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Kurt Cobain and the death of Frederick Douglass.

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February 19: This Day In History

Bread and Roses StrikeFebruary 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the phonograph was patented by Thomas Alva Edison, one of the bloodiest days in the Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and the day President Gerald Ford finally rescinded Executive Order 9066, which ended the internment of Japanese-Americans.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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February 18: This Day in History

dr-dre-1February 18, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Dr. Dre and the founding of Morehouse College.

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February 17: This Day In History

Huey NewtonFebruary 17, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc discusses what happened today in history, including the birthday of Black Panther founder Huey Newton, the day Bedonkohe Apache leader Geronimo passed away, and the day the United States House of Representatives passed the Missouri Compromise.

Transcript of this day in history included below.

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