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.... Show More

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August 10, 2020 1 min
Today we shine a spotlight on J. Rosamond Johnson, composer of the black national anthem "Lift Every Voice And Sing"
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August 9, 2020 1 min
Today we celebrate recording artist Patti Austin on her 70th birthday!
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Today we celebrate the life and legacy of recording artist Esther Phillips
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August 5, 2020 58 sec
On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law prohibiting racial discrimination in voting.
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August 4, 2020 1 min
Today we celebrate the life and legacy of professor and theologian James H. Cone on what would be his 82nd birthday.
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August 3, 2020 1 min
Twenty three years ago today, the late night talk show "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show" premiered
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Today we celebrate Spinderella, DJ for the trailblazing rap group Salt-N-Pepa, on her 49th birthday.
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Today we celebrate politician Deval Patrick on his 64th birthday! A one-time 2020 presidential hopeful, he was the 71st governor of Massachusetts and the first African American to hold the position.
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July 29, 2020 54 sec
Today we remember the life and legacy of Louis Lomax, the first African American television journalist
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Today we share some history on Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, the oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church in the nation
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103 years ago today marks the silent march organized by the NAACP down New York's 5th Avenue to protest the East St. Louis Massacre.
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July 26, 2020 1 min
101 years ago today marks the start of the Chicago Race Riot that left 38 people dead during the week long racial conflict
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July 23, 2020 1 min
Today we celebrate hall of fame forward Karl "The Mailman" Malone on his 57th birthday.
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On this day in 2006, Tiger Woods won The Open Championship, tying the lowest score in the tournament's history, just three month after his father's death
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July 21, 2020 52 sec
Today we shine a spotlight on trailblazing judge Jane Bolin, the country's first black female judge.
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On this day in 1896, the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs was founded
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On this day, the inaugural Black Power Conference was held in Newark, NJ in 1967
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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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On this day in 1988, Florence Griffith-Joyner ran a world record time of 10.49 in the 100m sprint at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN
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On this day, Black Enterprise Founder Earl Graves, Sr. was awarded the NAACP Spingarn Medal in 1999
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