Day In History

February 17, 2017
Brownie McGhee (Credit: Last F.M.)

This Day In History: Brownie McGhee & Aretha Franklin Day

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.
August 5, 2015
whitneyyoung

July 31: This Day in History

July 31, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Muslims conquered Iberia and Whitney Young of the Urban League was born.
August 3, 2015
mingus

July 30: This Day in History

July 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’.
August 3, 2015

July 29: This Day in History

July 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 to expose conditions that children as young as 4 or 5 experienced working in sweatshops.
July 28, 2015
bach

July 28: This Day in History

July 28, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Johann Sebastian Bach died and the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was ratified today.
July 28, 2015
Osborne Perry Anderson

July 27: This Day In History

July 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.
July 27, 2015
Ladybug Mecca

July 24: This Day In History

July 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.
July 27, 2015
The Detroit Riots

July 23: This Day In History

July 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.
July 27, 2015
James Earl Jones

July 22: This Day In History

July 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.
July 23, 2015

July 21: This Day in History

July 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.
July 22, 2015
carlo

July 20: This Day in History

July 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.
July 21, 2015
Bessie Jones

July 17: This Day In History

July 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.