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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July 18, 2023 1 min
#OTD The largest slave uprising, planned by Denmark Vesey, was scheduled to be carried out in Charleston, South Carolina.
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#OTD Several days of rioting began in New York City to protest the draft during the Civil War.
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#OTD Emmy Award winning actress Beah Richards was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Recording artist Jamie Jones celebrates her life and legacy.
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#OTD Author and abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, who wrote about his experience as a slave and journey from Africa through the middle passage, purchased his freedom. Actor Brandon Larkins narrates.
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Radio host Tyrone DuBose celebrates hall of fame outfielder Andre Dawson
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Today we celebrate Toni "Tomboy" Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball, as part of the Negro Leagues
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#OTD Democratic politician Kenneth Gibson was elected the 36th mayor of Newark, New Jersey and the first African American to lead the city.
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#OTD Lawyer and activist Vernon E. Jordan was appointed executive director of the National Urban League. Actor Brian White shines a spotlight on his legacy.
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#OTD Pitcher Don Newcombe, winner of Rookie of the Year, MVP and a Cy Young Award, the first pitcher to win that combo of accolades in a career, was born in Madison, New Jersey. Actor Edwin Hodge narrates.
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March 2, 2023 1 min
#OTD in 1867, Howard University was established in Washington, DC.
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#OTD in 1946, hall of fame defensive end Elvin Bethea was born in Trenton, New Jersey.
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February 28, 2023 1 min
We celebrate the life and legacy of actor and comedian Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, who passed away on this day in 1977.
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February 27, 2023 1 min
#OTD in 1964, women's rights advocate Anna Julia Cooper passed away at the age of 105.
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February 16, 2023 1 min
#OTD in 2000, the home of entrepreneur Alonzo Herndon was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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#OTD in 1956, Autherine Lucy became the first African American student to attend the University of Alabama. Recording artist Deborah Cox narrates.
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#OTD in 2009, the United States Senate confirmed Eric Holder as the 82nd U.S. Attorney General and the first African American to hold the position. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph narrates.
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#OTD in 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Selma, AL during a march to protest voter registration practices. Actor Ernest L. Thomas narrates.
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January 27, 2023 1 min
#OTD in 1972, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson passed away at the age of 60.
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#OTD in 2001, General Colin Powell was sworn in as the 65th U.S. Secretary of State and the first African American to hold that position.
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January 19, 2023 1 min
John H. Johnson, founder of Ebony and Jet magazines, was born in Arkansas City, AR in 1918.
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