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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 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

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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 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

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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 16: This Day in History

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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 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

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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

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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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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 22: This Day in History

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

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June 18: This Day in History

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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 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 12: This Day in History

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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 1: This Day in History

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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 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

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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 15: This Day in History

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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 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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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 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 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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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 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

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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

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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 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 10: This Day in History

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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 5: This Day in History

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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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February 26: This Day in History

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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 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

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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.

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February 16: This Day in History

ABushFebruary 16, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of James Baskett, the first African American man to receive an Oscar and the death of actress Anita Bush.

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February 13: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1960 sit-in of Black college students at lunch counters in Nashville.

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February 12: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln, and the establishment of the NAACP.

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February 10: This Day in History

dillaFebruary 10, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including J Dilla’s passing, the 1890 South Dakota Land Grab, and the death of  Stuart Hall.

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February 5: This Day in History

leopoldFebruary 4, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1885 declaration by King Leopold II of Belgium that the Congo would be his personal possession, and proceeded to murder and torture millions of Congolese people.

Today in 1885, on the heels of the Conference of Berlin that divided up control of Africa to the European powers, King Leopold II of Belgium declared that the Congo would be his personal possession.  He looted the place they called Congo, and killed, murdered and tortured tens of thousands of native people in one of the most vicious colonization process in all of world history.

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February 3: This Day In History

Percival PrattisFebruary 3, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Percival Prattis became the first African American journalist to be allowed to sit in the press galleries of the U.S. Congress, and the 145th anniversary of the ratification of the 15th Amendment that guaranteed voting rights to all Americans regardless of race –- American men, that to is to be clear.

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January 29: This Day in History

Oprah-WinfreyJanuary 29, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the publication of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe in 1834, the death of H.L. Mencken and the birth of Oprah Winfrey.

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January 28: This Day in History

zoraJanuary 28, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of Zora Neale Hurston, the birth of Cuban poet, journalist and theorist José Martí, and and the foundation of the Free African Society in Philadelphia in 1787.

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January 27: This Day in History

Mahalia Jackson SingsJanuary 27, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the deaths of Mahalia Jackson and Pete Seeger, the liberation of Auschwitz, and the 1969 Eldon Avenue Axle Plant wildcat strike.

 

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January 26: This Day In History

Angela DavisJanuary 26, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of the first Black woman pilot Bessie Coleman, the birthday of political activist Angela Davis, and the day the Apollo Theater in Harlem reopened.

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January 21: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including the death of African American scholar Fanny Jackson Coppin; the election of Ahmed Sékou Touré, The passing of New Mexico Chicano activist Reies López Tijerina, who fought for land grants in New Mexico; and the birthday of our Attorney General Eric Holder.

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January 20: This Day In History

Lead BellyJanuary 20, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, January 20th, including the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy, the founding of the National Negro Network, and the birthday of Lead Belly.

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January 19: This Day in History

CLemHunterJanuary 19, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including, the birth of American poet and Baltimore resident Edgar Allan Poe, the liberation of the Lodz ghetto in Poland during World War II, and a look at the life and art of African American folk artist, Clementine Hunter.

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January 16: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Susan Sontag and Joe Flacco, and the death of gospel singer Clara Ward.

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January 14: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the incendiary inaugural speech of  former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace,  the ousting of former Tunisian president Zine El Abdine Ben Ali, and the premieres’ of two of Americas most beloved TV comedies, Sanford and Sun and The Simpsons. 

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January 13: This Day in History

vernon-bakerJanuary 13, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including, Henry Ford’s patent for the soybean car, the birthday of 19th century intellectual and women’s rights activist Ernestine Louise Rose, the 1869 National Convention of the Colored Men of America, and Vernon Joseph Baker, an African American who was honored on this day by President William Clinton for his acts of heroism and bravery during WWII.

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January 12: This Day In History

Lorraine HansberryJanuary 12, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry died, the day the 2010 earthquake in Haiti killed 316,000 Haitians, and the day the Supreme Court made it illegal for states to discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.

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January 8: This Day In History

German Coast UprisingJanuary 8, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the German Coast Rebellion outside of New Orleans, the day African-American men were given the right to vote in Washington DC, and the day the first issue of The Woman’s Journal and Suffrage News was published.

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January 7: This Day in History

marianandersonJanuary 7, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Zora Neale Hurston, and the day Marian Anderson became the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York in 1955.

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January 6: This Day In History

hree civil rights workers who were killed during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.January 6, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day President Franklin Delano Roosevelt talked about his Four Freedoms in the 1941 State of the Union Address, the day the New England Anti-Slavery Society was organized, and the day former KKK leader Edgar Ray Killen was arrested for the murders of three civil rights workers who were killed during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

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January 5: This Day In History

Kappa Alpha Psi Founders DayJanuary 5, 2015 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including National Bird Day, the day Henry Ford announced an eight-hour workday and a “living wage,” and Founders Day for Kappa Alpha Psi, the world’s second oldest and largest African American fraternity.

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December 23: This Day in History

joeDecember 23, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history including President Warren G. Harding’s “Christmas Amnesty” which granted clemency for 23 political prisoners, and the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank.  We will also look at the life of abolitionist Henry Highland Garret, and take a moment to remember the great soul singer, Joe Cocker.

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December 22: This Day in History

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This is Marc Steiner, and today is December the 22nd.

That’s the voice of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat from a 1986 interview on the state of art. It’s his birthday. He was the first painter of African descent to become an international art star. He was born in Brooklyn to parents of Haitian and Puerto Rican descent. His abstract works provided social commentary on power structures and racism and more.
And in 1894, French Army Officer Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of treason in a court martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism.
It’s the birthday of the Father of African American Art History, James Amos Porter. He was born in Baltimore in 1905 and was an artist himself, but we remember him for effectively establishing the field of African American Art history. His critical analysis of African American artists and their works of art — artists and works that were nearly forgotten and ignored — provided a foundation for the discipline.
We lost a great orator and abolitionist today in 1873. This man was born a free man in Salem, Massachusetts and began speaking out against slavery in his 20s. In 1847 he said:

“the slaves were bound by their love of justice to RISE AT ONCE, en masse, and THROW OFF THEIR FETTERS”

His name was Charles Lenox Remond, and he traveled to London, England in 1840 to deliver a speech at the World’s Anti-Slavery Convention. He is reported to have been the first Black public speaker on the abolition of slavery. He recruited Black men in Massachusetts for the Union Army during the Civil War, and he went on to work as a street lamp inspector after the war. We remember him and his groundbreaking, eloquent words today.
And at the start of the 20th century in 1919, 395,000 steelworkers went on strike. Approximately 250 “anarchists,” “communists” and “labor agitators” were not just arrested – they were deported to Russia. Included among the deportees were Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman.

Here’s a song for you to think about on this December the 22nd. This piece of music comes from a composer and poet best known for his poetry. He is considered the founder of the Futurist movement, and this piece of music embodies that. This is “Cinque Sintesi Radiofoniche” by the great Egyptian-Italian poet and composer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who was born on this day in 1876.

This Day In History is produced by the Center for Emerging Media at WEAA 88.9FM in Baltimore, Maryland with Producers Stefanie Mavronis and Mark Gunnery and Research Producer Cianna Greaves.

To continue your exploration of This Day In History, visit steinershow.org for resources. I’m Marc Steiner. Thanks for listening.

To continue your exploration of this day in history, take a look at some of our favorite sources: Charles H. Wright Museum: Today in Black History; African American Registry; BlackPast; NYTimes on this Day; EyewitnessToHistory.com; The Civil War Trust; Voices in Labor: Today in Labor History; Union Communication Services at The Worker Institute: Today in Labor History; BBC On This Day; The Holocaust History Project; PBS African American World; PBS; Today in Women’s History; South African History Online; This Day In North American Indian History; Jewish Virtual Library; The People History; Wikipedia List of Historical Anniversaries; Yenoba; and This Day in Music


December 18: This Day In History

Julia "Butterfly" HillDecember 18, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of actor and activist Ossie Davis, the day environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill came down from the ancient Redwood tree she staged a two-year protest in, and the start of the Arab Spring Uprisings.

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December 17: This Day in History

Simon BolivarDecember 17, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including when Simón Bolívar declared the independence of Gran Colombia in Angostura (now Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela), the election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide as president of Haiti, and Mohamed Bouazizi setting himself on fire. This act became the catalyst for the Tunisian revolution and the wider Arab Spring.

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December 16: This Day In History

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Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge, the birthday of African American historian William Cooper Nell, and NAACP co-founder Fanny Garrison Villard.

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December 15: This Day in History

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December 15, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc talks about what happened on this day in history including the murder of Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux leader Sitting Bull, the day we lost civil rights leader Septima Poinsette Clark, and the American Psychiatric Association voting unanimously to remove homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders.

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December 11: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the arrest of Bernard Madoff, the birth of Grace Paley, and the death of Sam Cooke. Read More→


December 9: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the establishment of the YMCA, the founding of the John Birch Society, and the birth of Redd Foxx.

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December 8: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of Flip Wilson,  the launch of the 1962 New York City newspaper strike, and the murder of John Lennon.

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December 2: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1859 hanging of abolitionist John Brown for his raid on harpers Ferry, West Virginia, riots breaking out in Jerusalem in response to the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine in 1947, and the death of folk singer and activist Odetta.

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November 20: This Day in History

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November 20, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the start of the Nuremberg trials in Germany, Native American activists seizing control of Alcatraz Island, and the execution Zumbi, the last of the leaders of fugitive African settlement, Quilombos dos Palmares.

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November 18: This Day in History

justsaynoNovember 18, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including President Kennedy sending 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam, the 1978 Peoples Temple mass murder/suicide, and Ronald Reagan signing a bill into law allowing for a Cabinet-level drug czar and the death penalty for drug traffickers.

 

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November 12: This Day in History

stantonNovember 12, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Seymour Hersh breaking the My Lai story, the birth of activist and feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the suspension of South Africa from the UN General Assembly because of its policy of apartheid.

 

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November 10: This Day in History

berlinNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Kristallnacht, when anti-Jewish pogroms took place across Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the passing of UN Resolution 3379, which equated Zionism and racism.

 

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November 6: This Day in History

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November 6, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the election of Jefferson Davis to the presidency of the Confederacy, Art Modell’s 1995 announcement that he planned to move the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, and the birth of author Michael Cunningham.

 

 

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November 3: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, when five members of the Communist Workers Party were shot by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis during  a “Death to the Klan” rally, John Willis Menard becoming the first African American elected to the US Congress, and the death of Annie Oakley.

 

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October 29: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Benito Mussolini’s appointment as Prime Minister of Italy, the 1929 New York Stock Exchange crash that launched the Great Depression, and Mohammad Ali, then known as Cassius Clay, winning his first professional fight.

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October 27: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the founding of Philadelphia, the day Catholic priest Phillip Berrigan and others of the Baltimore Four protested the Vietnam War by pouring blood on Selective Service records at the Custom House in Baltimore, and the opening of the first underground New York subway.

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October 23: This Day in History

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Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Michael Eric Dyson and Gummo Marx, the outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 and the launch of the 1790 revolt in Haiti.

 

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October 21: This Day in History

William_Lloyd_GarrisonOctober 21, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the death of Jack Kerouac, the birth of Ursula K. Le Guin, and when William Lloyd Garrison, publisher of the Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper, was drug through the streets of Boston, MA, by a pro-slavery mob in 1835.

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October 10: This Day in History

monkOctober 10, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of pianist and composer Thelonius Monk, the premier of George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess, and the resignation of Vice President Spiro Agnew.

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October 7: This Day in History

toniOctober 7, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the discover of Matthew Shepard’s body, a gay man who was beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming, the birth of anarchist singer and activist Joe Hill, and Toni Morrison becoming the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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October 6: This Day in History

FANNY LOU HAMEROctober 6, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Fannie Lou Hamer and Gerry Adams, the launch of the Yom Kippur War, and the 1976 massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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October 1: This Day in History

thrillaOctober 1, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the 1964 launch of the Free Speech Movement on the campus of University of California, Berkeley, the 1975 “Thrilla in Manila,” when Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in a boxing match in Manila, Philippines, and the birth of John Brown Russwurm, abolitionist, Pan-Africanist and newspaper editor. 

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September 29: This Day in History

Jerry Lee LewisSeptember 29, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the beginning of the British Mandate of Palestine, the 1991 military coup in Haiti, and the birth of Jerry Lee Lewis.

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September 26: This Day in History

ts eliotSeptember 26, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of T.S. Eliot and George Gershwin, and Frances Drake’s circumnavigation the globe.

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September 23: This Day in History

coltraneSeptember 23, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of John Coltrane and Ray Charles, the 1943 declaration of the Italian Socialist Republic, and the 1890 election of John Mercer Langston to the US Congress. He was the first black person elected to represent the state of Virginia in Congress and the only one for at least another 100 years.   

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September 17: This Day in History

OWSSeptember 17, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the beginning of Occupy Wall Street, the death of Dred Scott, and the start of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery.

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September 15: This Day in History

VICTOR-JARASeptember 15, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the murder of singer Victor Jara, the birth of poet Claude McKay, and Lehman Brothers filing for Chapter 11, the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.

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September 9: This Day in History

OTIS REDDINGSeptember 9, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the births of Otis Redding, Sonia Sanchez, and Billy Preston, the deaths of Mao Zedong and Bill Monroe, and the launch of the four-day Attica Prison rebellion. 

 

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September 3: This Day in History

Frederick_DouglassSeptember 3, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Fredrick Douglass’ escape from slavery, the death of e.e. cummings, and the start of the Allied invasion of Italy.

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August 28: This Day in History

Emmett-TillAugust 28, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the Slavery Abolition Act, which banned slavery throughout the British Empire in 1833, the kidnapping of Emmett Till, and Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech.

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August 26: This Day in History

chechen warAugust 26, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including Liberia declaring independence, the start of the Second Chechen War, and the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution taking effect, which gave women the right to vote.

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August 25: This Day in History

Général_Toussaint_LouvertureAugust 25, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the independence of Uruguay, the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation, and the imprisonment of Toussaint L’ouverture.

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August 22: This Day In History

hueynewtonAugust 22, 2014 – Segment 1

Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including a 1791 slave revolt in Saint-Domingue, which marked the beginning a 12 year revolution that led to the formation of Haiti, the killing of Irish activist and politician Michael Collins, and the murder of Huey P. Newton.

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