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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September 27, 2022 57 sec
#OTD Soul Train founder and longtime host, Don Cornelius, was born in Chicago, Illinois.
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#OTD Whitney Houston's "Didn't We Almost Have it All" began a two week run on top of the Billboard Hot 100 becoming her fifth consecutive number one single.
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#OTD Legendary singer and songwriter Ray Charles was born in Albany, Georgia. The multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist would have been 92 today.
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#OTD President Abraham Lincoln announced that the Emancipation Proclamation would take effect on January 1, 1863.
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#OTD The world mourned the loss of Olympic gold medalist and global fashionista Florence Griffith-Joyner. Arizona philanthropist Lloyd Hopkins celebrates her life and legacy.
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#OTD A group of free black men in Philadelphia gathered and organized a boycott of products made by slaves. This gathering is considered to be the first meeting of the Colored Conventions Movement.
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September 19, 2022 1 min
#OTD Iota Phi Theta Fraternity was founded on the campus of Morgan State.
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#OTD Debbye Turner, now known as an author and motivational speaker, was thrust into the national spotlight by being crowned Miss America, the third African American to hold the title.
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#OTD A bomb exploded near the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama killing four little girls and injuring many others. Basketball player and author Juaquin Hawkins narrates.
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#OTD Opera singer Leontyne Price received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon B. Johnson. Actress Shondrella Avery narrates.
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September 13, 2022 1 min
#OTD Recording artist and actor Tupac Shakur died in a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital. Today we remember his life and legacy on the 26th anniversary of his passing.
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September 12, 2022 1 min
#OTD R&B singer Barry White was born in Galveston, Texas.
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September 9, 2022 1 min
#OTD Poet and activist Sonia Sanchez was born in Birmingham, Alabama. Today we celebrate her life and work on her 88th birthday.
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September 8, 2022 1 min
#OTD The entertainment world lost singer and actress Dorothy Dandridge. Today we celebrate her career and legacy.
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September 7, 2022 1 min
#OTD Painter Jacob Lawrence, known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance, was born in Atlantic City, NJ.
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September 6, 2022 1 min
#OTD Track and field champion Rafer Johnson won gold in the decathlon at the 1960 Olympic Games.
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September 2, 2022 1 min
#OTD Judge Joseph W. Hatchett was sworn in as the first black justice on Florida's Supreme Court.
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September 1, 2022 1 min
#OTD Track and field athlete George Poage won two bronze medals becoming the first African American to medal in an Olympic Games.
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August 31, 2022 1 min
#OTD Pioneering bank founder William Hudgins, the first president of Freedom National Bank, passed away at the age of 100.
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#OTD Astronaut Guion Bluford launched aboard his first mission for NASA becoming the first African American in space. Comedian Rodney Perry narrates.
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