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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May 11, 2021 1 min
#OTD William Grant Still, known as the "Dean of African American composers," was born in Woodville, MS.
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#OTD The Apollo Theater unveiled its Walk of Fame in front of the famed theater on 125th Street in Harlem, NY.
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#OTD The SS George Washington Carver, the second Liberty Ship named for an African American, was launched in Richmond, CA.
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Happy 38th birthday to Academy Award nominated actress, Gabourey Sidibe!
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May 5, 2021 1 min
#OTD Black-owned weekly periodical, The Chicago Defender, was founded by Robert Sengstacke Abbott
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#OTD Provident Hospital and Training School, the first black owned hospital in the United States, opened on the south side of Chicago. Actor/director Ted Lange narrates.
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May 3, 2021 1 min
#OTD The United States Supreme Court rendered a decision in the case Shelley v Kraemer that struck down racially restrictive housing covenants.
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April 30, 2021 1 min
Happy 60th birthday to hall of fame point guard Isiah Thomas!
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April 29, 2021 1 min
#OTD Parren Mitchell, the first African American elected to the United States Congress from Maryland, was born in Baltimore.
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April 28, 2021 1 min
#OTD Helen Claytor was elected president of the national YWCA making her the first African American to hold that position.
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#OTD Maggie L. Walker established the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank making her the first female bank president in the nation.
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#OTD Blues singer Ma Rainey was born in Columbus, GA. Actor Dante Brown narrates.
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#OTD Charlotte E. Ray became the first female admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Ray was also the first black female attorney in the United States. Recording artist Kevin Ross narrates.
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#OTD Boxer Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Dave Zyglewicz in a first round knockout.
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Theophilus Thompson, the first documented African American chess expert recognized in the United States, was born in Frederick, MD
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April 20, 2021 1 min
#OTD Today we remember Warren Q. Marr II, a leading advocate for the preservation of African American history and culture on the 11th anniversary of his death.
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April 19, 2021 1 min
#OTD Cora Brown, the first African American female elected to a state senate seat in the United States, was born in Bessemer, Alabama. Recording artist Vivian Green narrates.
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Today we celebrate DC Emancipation Day to commemorate the day the nation's capital abolished slavery, several months before the federal government followed suit.
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#OTD The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was organized.
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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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