This Day in Quiztory

This Day in Quiztory

The weekday podcast featuring short narratives about significant events in African American history read by celebrities and influential community leaders.

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April 14, 2021 1 min
#OTD Elston Howard, the first African American player to make the NY Yankees roster, made his major league debut.
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#OTD Tiger Woods won the first of his five green jackets at the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Actor Alano Miller narrates.
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#OTD Richard Allen and Absalom Jones established the Free African Society, an organization that provided fellowship, a place of worship and monetary support to free Africans and their families in cases of sickness and death. Recording artist Kwamé narrates.
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April 9, 2021 1 min
#OTD The Civil Rights Act of 1866, a federal law that affirmed that all citizens are equally protected by law, was enacted by the 39th United States Congress.
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#OTD Boxer Joe Louis defended his heavyweight title with a TKO of Tony Musto.
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#OTD The U.S. Postal Service issued its first postage stamp honoring an African American, scholar Booker T. Washington. Radio personality Dyana Williams narrates.
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April 6, 2021 1 min
#OTD Jockey Kevin Krigger rode Goldencents to victory at the Santa Anita Derby. Comedian Luenell narrates.
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#OTD Foster Auditorium on the campus of the University of Alabama, site of the infamous "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door" incident, was declared a National Historic Landmark. Actor Charles Michael Davis narrates.
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Happy heavenly birthday, Marvin Gaye! Today we celebrate the Motown recording artist on what would be his 82nd birthday.
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April 1, 2021 1 min
#OTD Clara Hale, founder of Hale House, a home for children who were born addicted to drugs, was born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
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#OTD The Chicago Cubs unveiled a statue at Wrigley Field to honor the player nicknamed "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks.
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#OTD Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was incorporated, three years after it was founded on the campus of Howard University. DJ and producer Galestian narrates.
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March 29, 2021 1 min
Sixteen years ago today, we lost criminal defense attorney Johnnie Cochran. Phoenix, AZ educator Kareem Neal celebrates his life and legacy.
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March 26, 2021 1 min
#OTD August Wilson's play "Fences" premiered on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre and ran for 525 performances.
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#OTD Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Carmen Basilio to win the world middleweight title for the fifth time. Phoenix, Arizona school administrator Monica Baird narrates with an intro by singer LaTina Webb.
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March 24, 2021 1 min
Today we celebrate civil and women's rights activist Dorothy Height. Recording artist Vivian Green narrates.
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#OTD Maynard Jackson, the first black mayor of Atlanta, GA, was born in Dallas TX. Educator Catisha Toney narrates with a special intro from actor William Jackson Harper.
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The musical "Mr. Wonderful" starring Sammy Davis, Jr. opened at The Broadway Theatre and ran for 383 performances. Elementary school counselor Suzanne Bicknase narrates.
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#OTD The National Football League stripped the 1993 Super Bowl game from the state of Arizona for not having a paid holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday. Singer LaTina Webb narrates.
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Happy heavenly birthday, Charley Pride! The country singer would have been 87 today. High school administrator Elizabeth Marrero narrates.
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