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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March 1, 2021 1 min
#OTD Pennsylvania became the first state of the original 13 colonies to take an official step toward ending slavery with the passing of the "Act For The Gradual Abolition of Slavery."
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Today we remember Trayvon Martin who was killed nine years ago in Sanford, Florida. Actor Vaughn Hebron narrates.
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#OTD Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, won his first heavyweight title by defeating champion Sonny Liston. Actress and singer Serayah narrates.
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#OTD John Quincy Adams began to argue The Amistad case in front of the United States Supreme Court. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson narrates.
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Happy heavenly birthday to scholar and activist W.E.B. Du Bois! Actor Malik Yoba narrates today's Quiztory lesson.
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February 22, 2021 1 min
#OTD WWI veteran turned acclaimed painter Horace Pippin was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Actor Jean Elie narrates.
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#OTD The Chicago Seven was acquitted of conspiracy charges but found guilty on other charges including intent to incite a riot. Actor William Jackson Harper narrates.
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February 18, 2021 2 min
#OTD Speed skater Shani Davis won the 1000m event becoming the first African American athlete to win an individual gold medal at the Winter Olympic Games. Singer LaTina Webb narrates.
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February 17, 2021 1 min
#OTD The United States Senate passed the Missouri Compromise, an effort to address the nation's westward expansion with regards to restrictions on slavery. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban narrates.
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February 16, 2021 1 min
Actor and recording artist Ice T was born in Newark, NJ. Actor Jovan Adepo celebrates him on his 63rd birthday.
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#OTD Kweisi Mfume left the U.S. House of Representatives to accept the position of president of the NAACP. Actor Cedric Yarbrough narrates.
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February 12, 2021 1 min
#OTD The first Fugitive Slave Act, guaranteeing the right of a slaveholder to recover an escaped slave, was signed into law by President George Washington. Comedian Loni Love narrates.
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Nine years ago, we mourned the loss of recording artist Whitney Houston. Actress Melissa L. Williams celebrates her life and legacy.
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February 10, 2021 1 min
#OTD Renowned author Alex Haley passed away. Actress Carly Hughes celebrates his life and legacy.
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#OTD Pitcher Satchel Paige became the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Actor Marcus Scribner narrates.
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February 8, 2021 1 min
#OTD The Orangeburg Massacre, the shooting of protesters by the South Carolina Highway Patrol, occurred on the campus of South Carolina State University. Actor Joseph Sikora narrates.
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#OTD Byron De La Beckwith was convicted for the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Musician Kevin Eubanks narrates.
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#OTD Delegates from several southern states convened in Montgomery, AL to establish the Confederate States of America. Actor Obba Babatundé narrates.
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#OTD Civil rights activists James Weldon and Grace Nail Johnson were wed in Brooklyn, NY. Actor Harold Perrineau narrates.
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February 2, 2021 1 min
#OTD Eric Holder was confirmed as the 82nd United States Attorney General. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph narrates.
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