Day In History

Marc talks about some of the lesser celebrated and remembered events that happened on this day in history, with a particular focus on Black, Native, women’s, and labor history.

February 18, 2015

February 16: This Day in History

February 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.
February 13, 2015

February 13: This Day in History

February 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - 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.
February 13, 2015

February 12: This Day in History

February 12, 2015 - Segment 1 - 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.
February 12, 2015

February 11: This Day In History

February 11, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of first female AME preacher Jarena Lee, the day Black students in Cambridge, MD, among other states, staged a boycott to protest conditions in segregated schools, and the day thousands of Native Americans in 1978 undertook the Long Walk.
February 11, 2015

February 10: This Day in History

February 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.
February 10, 2015

February 9: This Day In History

February 9, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Hlubi Chief Langalibalele became one of the first Black activists to be tried and banished to Robben Island, the day Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the day the American Revolution began.
February 9, 2015

February 6: This Day In History

February 6, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of Bob Marley, the day Jamaican sound engineer King Tubby passed away, and the day 86 free African Americans boarded the Mayflower of Liberia headed for Sierra Leone.
February 4, 2015

February 5: This Day in History

February 4, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events that happened tomorrow 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.
February 3, 2015

February 3: This Day In History

February 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.
January 29, 2015

January 29: This Day in History

January 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.
January 28, 2015

January 28: This Day in History

January 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 José Martí, and the foundation of the Free African Society in Philadelphia in 1787.
January 27, 2015

January 27: This Day in History

January 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.
January 26, 2015

January 26: This Day In History

January 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.
January 23, 2015

January 22: This Day in History

January 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision and the Anglo-Zulu war which began on this day in 1879.
January 21, 2015

January 21: This Day in History

January 21, 2015 - Segment 1 - 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, and the birthday of our Attorney General Eric Holder.
January 20, 2015

January 20: This Day In History

January 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.
January 20, 2015

January 19: This Day in History

January 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.
January 20, 2015

January 16: This Day in History

January 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - 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.
January 19, 2015

January 15: This Day in History

January 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events from this day in history including the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the anniversary of the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the torture and murder of German socialist Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht.
January 15, 2015

January 14: This Day in History

January 14, 2015 - Segment 1 - 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.
January 13, 2015

January 13: This Day in History

January 13, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares events from this day in history including Henry Ford's patent for the soybean car and World War II veteran, Vernon Joseph Baker's receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor.
January 12, 2015

January 12: This Day In History

January 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.
January 9, 2015

January 8: This Day In History

January 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.
January 7, 2015

January 7: This Day in History

January 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.
January 6, 2015

January 6: This Day In History

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, 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.
January 5, 2015

January 5: This Day In History

January 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.
January 2, 2015

December 23: This Day in History

December 23, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day including, President Warren G. Harding's "Christmas Amnesty" which granted clemency for 23 political prisoners, and the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank.
December 22, 2014

December 22: This Day in History

December 22, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the birth of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and the conviction of French Army Officer Alfred Dreyfus in a court martial that triggered worldwide charges of anti-Semitism.
December 19, 2014

December 18: This Day In History

December 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.
December 18, 2014

December 17: This Day in History

December 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.
December 18, 2014

December 16: This Day In History

December 16, 2014 - Segment 1 - 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.
December 17, 2014

December 15: This Day in History

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.
December 14, 2014

December 12: This Day In History

December 12, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day we lost composer Henry Thacker Burleigh, the day Benjamin Banneker completed the first clock made entirely in America, and the birthday of poet Lola Ridge.
December 14, 2014

December 11: This Day in History

December 11, 2014 - Segment 1 - 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.
December 12, 2014

December 10: This Day In History

December 10, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Selma Lagerlof became the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, the day Nelson Mandela signed the South African Constitution into law, and the day comedian Richard Pryor passed away.
December 9, 2014

December 9: This Day in History

December 9, 2014 - Segment 1 - 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.
December 9, 2014

December 8: This Day in History

December 8, 2014 - Segment 1 - 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.
December 8, 2014

December 5: This Day In History

December 5, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Christopher Columbus became the first European to set foot on the island of Hispaniola, the day Mary McLeod Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women, and the day Phillis Wheatley, the first African American woman to have her work published, died.
December 4, 2014

December 4: This Day In History

December 4, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day the American Anti-Slavery Society was founded, the day the U.S. Senate approved U.S. participation in the United Nations, and the day Cesar Chavez was jailed for 20 days for refusing to end the United Farm Workers' grape boycott.
December 4, 2014

December 3: This Day In History

December 3, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Andrew Jackson became President of the United States, the day Fredrick Douglass published the first edition of the North Star, and the day Bob Marley was shot twice near his home in Jamaica in an assassination attempt.
December 2, 2014

December 2: This Day in History

December 2, 2014 - Segment 1 - 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.
December 1, 2014

December 1: This Day In History

December 1, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc discusses what happened on this day in history, including the day slavery was abolished in the Cape Colony, the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the day French sculptor Marie Tussaud was born.
December 1, 2014

November 28: This Day In History

November 28, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day author Richard Wright passed away, the day the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker was founded, and the birthday of educator Helen Magill White, who was the first woman to earn a PhD.
December 1, 2014

November 26: This Day In History

November 26, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day Baltimore-born sculptor Ed Wilson passed away, the day Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a holiday, and the day hall of fame abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth died.
December 1, 2014

November 25: This Day In History

November 25, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day comedian and actor Flip Wilson died, the day a group of Confederate operatives called the Confederate Army of Manhattan made an unsuccessful attempt to burn down NYC, and the day Joe Gans, the first American-born African American to win a world boxing championship, was born in Baltimore.
November 30, 2014

November 24: This Day In History

November 24, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day lawyer and civil rights activist Percy Ellis Sutton was born, the day Charles Darwin published 'On The Origin of Species,' and the day Mother's Day founder Anna Jarvis passed away.
November 29, 2014

November 21: This Day In History

November 21, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the day North Carolina became a state, the day Shaw University was founded, becoming the first university for African Americans in the South, and the day poet and artist Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs died.
November 24, 2014

November 20: This Day in History

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.
November 21, 2014

November 19: This Day In History

November 19, 2014 - Segment 1 - Marc talks about what happened on this day in history, including the birthday of abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the day labor leader and songwriter Joe Hill was executed, and the day the United States' Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.
November 18, 2014

November 18: This Day in History

November 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, andRonald Reagan signing a bill into law allowing for a Cabinet-level drug czar and the death penalty for drug traffickers.