day in history

August 5, 2015

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

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

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 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

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 17, 2015

July 16: This Day in History

July 16, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day, the city of La Paz declared independence from Spain and Ida B. Wells was born.
July 17, 2015

July 15: This Day In History

July 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.
July 17, 2015

July 14: This Day in History

July 14, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today in history, Parisian revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, launching the French Revolution, and abolitionist William Still passed away.
July 10, 2015

July 7: This Day in History

July 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.
July 9, 2015

July 6: This Day in History

July 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.
July 9, 2015

July 3: This Day in History

July 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.
July 1, 2015

June 30: This Day in History

June 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.
June 29, 2015

June 29: This Day in History

June 29, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history Kwame Touré was born and Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
June 25, 2015

June 22: This Day in History

June 22, 2015 - Segment 1 - On this day in history, Octavia Butler was born and Joe Lewis knocked out Max Schelling.
June 22, 2015

June 18: This Day in History

June 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.
June 16, 2015

June 16: This Day in History

June 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.
June 12, 2015

June 12: This Day in History

June 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.
June 12, 2015

June 11: This Day in History

June 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.
June 8, 2015

June 1: This Day in History

June 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.
May 26, 2015

May 21: This Day in History

May 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.
May 22, 2015

May 20: This Day in History

May 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.
May 19, 2015

May 15: This Day in History

May 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - We look back at some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the killing of a protestor in Berkeley.
May 18, 2015

May 14: This Day in History

May 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.
May 11, 2015

May 11: This Day in History

May 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.
May 7, 2015

May 6: This Day in History

May 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.
May 5, 2015

May 5: This Day in History

May 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.
April 24, 2015

April 23: This Day in History

April 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.
April 23, 2015

April 21: This Day in History

April 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.
April 10, 2015

April 9: This Day in History

April 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 and the birth of Ralph Ellison.
March 25, 2015

March 24: This Day in History

March 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.”
March 23, 2015

March 20: This Day in History

March 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.
March 22, 2015

March 19: This Day in History

March 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.
March 18, 2015

March 18: This Day in History

March 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.
March 17, 2015

March 17: This Day in History

March 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.
March 16, 2015

March 16: This Day in History

March 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.
March 13, 2015

March 12: This Day in History

March 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.
March 11, 2015

March 10: This Day in History

March 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.
March 8, 2015

March 5: This Day in History

March 5, 2015 - Segment 1 - Marc shares some of the events that happened on this day in history, including the Boston Massacre and the birth of Rosa Luxemburg.
March 4, 2015

March 4: This Day in History

March 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 inventor Garrett Morgan.
February 26, 2015

February 26: This Day in History

February 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.
February 25, 2015

February 24: This Day in History

February 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.
February 25, 2015

February 23: This Day in History

February 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."
February 24, 2015

February 20: This Day in History

February 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.
February 19, 2015

February 19: This Day In History

February 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.
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 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 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.