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The weekday podcast featuring short narratives about significant events in African American history read by celebrities and influential community leaders.

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    • Aug 8, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    08.08_Inventor Richard Spikes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 0:58

    #OTD Inventor Richard Spikes received a patent for a horizontally swinging barber's chair.

    08.05_Theologian James Cone

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 1:18

    #OTD Theologian James Cone, known as the founder of black liberation theology, was born in Fordyce, Arkansas.

    08.04_The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:25

    #OTD The late night talk show, The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, premiered in syndication.

    08.03_Happy Birthday, Spinderella!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 1:02

    #OTD Pioneering DJ Spinderella was born in Brooklyn, NY. Today we celebrate her on her 51st birthday.

    08.02_Angell Conwell_Charles R. Drew Medical School

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 0:42

    #OTD The Charles R. Drew Post Graduate Medical School, now known as the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, was established in Los Angeles, CA. Actress Angell Conwell narrates.

    08.01_Taj George_Trailblazing Nurse Mary Eliza Mahoney

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 0:53

    #OTD Mary Eliza Mahoney became the first African American licensed nurse in the United States. Recording artist Taj George narrates.

    07.29_Reagan Gomez_Bethel AME Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 0:59

    #OTD Philadelphia's Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church led by Richard Allen, now known as Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, was dedicated. Actress Reagan Gomez narrates.

    07.28_The 14th Amendment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 0:57

    #OTD The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified into the U.S. Constitution granting citizenship and its privileges to all people born or naturalized into the United States.

    07.27_Chicago Race Riots

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 1:08

    Today marks the first day of a major racial conflict in the city of Chicago, part of the infamous Red Summer, that lasted for several days.

    07.26_Stephen Bishop_Singer Darlene Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 1:09

    #OTD Singer Darlene Love, ranked among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, was born in Los Angeles, CA. Actor Stephen Bishop narrates.

    07.25_Celebrating The Buffalo Soldiers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 1:07

    #OTD The Buffalo Soldier Monument was dedicated by General Colin L. Powell in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

    07.22_Rodney Perry_Trailblazing Judge Jane Bolin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 0:52

    #OTD Jane Bolin was appointed judge of the Domestic Relations Court in NYC making her the first African American female judge in the United States. Comedian Rodney Perry narrates.

    07.21_National Association of Colored Women's Clubs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 0:55

    #OTD A merger between three established women's organizations formed to create the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs.

    07.20_Damien Sneed_Scholar Ron Walters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 1:34

    #OTD Scholar and civil rights activist Ron Walters was born in Wichita, Kansas. Musician Damien Sneed celebrates his life and legacy.

    07.19_Michael Beach_Magician Richard Potter

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 1:35

    #OTD Illusionist Richard Potter, one of the country's first well known magicians, was born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. Actor Michael Beach narrates.

    07.18_Tony Borowiak_Hall of Fame Football Player Jim Parker

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 1:01

    #OTD Hall of Fame football player Jim Parker passed away at the age of 71. Recording artist Tony Borowiak from the group All-4-One celebrates his career and legacy.

    07.15_Johnny Gill_Earl Graves' High Honor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 1:23

    #OTD Black Enterprise founder Earl Graves, Sr. was awarded a Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest honor awarded for outstanding achievement by an African American. Recording artist Johnny Gill narrates.

    07.14_Denmark Vesey's Foiled Revolt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 1:04

    #OTD The largest slave uprising, planned by Denmark Vesey, was scheduled to be carried out in Charleston, South Carolina.

    07.13_NYC Riots To Protest Draft Legislation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 0:54

    #OTD Several days of rioting began in New York City to protest the draft during the Civil War.

    07.12_Jamie Jones_Actress Beah Richards

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 1:13

    #OTD Emmy Award winning actress Beah Richards was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Recording artist Jamie Jones celebrates her life and legacy.

    07.11_Brandon Larkins_Writer Olaudah Equiano

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 0:55

    #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.

    07.08_Miguel Nuñez Jr_Bandleader Billy Eckstine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 1:08

    #OTD Jazz singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine was born in Pittsburgh, PA. Actor Miguel A. Nuñez narrates.

    07.07_Cece Peniston_Prince's First #1 Single

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 0:45

    #OTD Prince scored his first number one pop single with When Doves Cry from the album Purple Rain. Recording artist Cece Peniston narrates.

    07.06_Denise Boutte_Happy Heavenly Birthday, Phyllis Hyman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 0:56

    #OTD Recording artist Phyllis Hyman was born in Philadelphia, PA. Actress Denise Boutte celebrates the songstress on what would have been her 73rd birthday.

    07.05_Damien Sneed_Hall Of Fame Left Fielder Rickey Henderson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 1:24

    #OTD Oakland A's left fielder Rickey Henderson hit lead off home runs in a double header versus the Cleveland Indians. Musician Damien Sneed narrates.

    07.04_Delious Kennedy_Happy Heavenly Birthday, Bill Withers!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 1:16

    #OTD Recording artist Bill Withers was born in Slab Fork, West Virginia. Today we celebrate him on what would have been his 84th birthday. Singer Delious Kennedy narrates.

    07.01_Hall of Fame Baseball Player Ben Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 1:15

    #OTD Ben Taylor, hall of fame Negro League Baseball player and manager, was born in Anderson, South Carolina.

    06.30_Remembering Lena Horne

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 1:27

    Happy heavenly birthday, Lena Horne! Today we remember her talent and activism.

    06.29_Johnny Gill_High Jumper Charles Dumas

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 1:08

    #OTD Track and field standout Charles Dumas set a world record and became the first person to clear 7 feet in the high jump. Recording artist Johnny Gill narrates.

    06.28_Logan Browning_NYC's First Black Police Officer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 1:21

    #OTD Samuel J. Battle became the first African American officer hired by New York City's police department. Actress Logan Browning narrates.

    06.27_Aaron D. Spears_Politician Patricia Roberts Harris

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 1:31

    #OTD Patricia Roberts Harris, the first female African American Ambassador, was named chairperson of the Democratic National Convention Credentials Committee. Actor Aaron D. Spears narrates.

    06.24_Educator Mary McLeod Bethune

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 0:40

    #OTD Educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune joined the staff of National Youth Administration under president Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    06.23_David Roughin_Olympic Champion Wilma Rudolph

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 1:00

    #OTD Track and field star Wilma Rudolph, once considered the fastest woman in the world, was born in Saint Bethlehem, Tennessee. Recording artist David Roughin narrates.

    06.22_Kyle Erby_Boxer Ezzard Charles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 0:39

    #OTD Boxer Ezzard Charles defeated Jersey Joe Walcott to become the National Boxing Association heavyweight champion. Comedian Kyle Erby narrates.

    06.21_Corey Williams_Representative Joseph H. Rainey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 0:33

    #OTD Politician Joseph H. Rainey, the first African American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, was born in Georgetown, South Carolina. Sports commentator Corey Williams narrates.

    06.20_Jamie Jones_Pioneering Librarian Charlemae Hill Rollins

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 1:24

    #OTD Pioneering librarian and advocate of African American literature, Charlemae Hill Rollins was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Recording artist Jamie Jones narrates.

    06.17_Linda Clifford_Happy Birthday, Venus Williams!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 1:23

    #OTD Tennis phenom Venus Williams was born in Lynwood, CA. Recording artist Linda Clifford celebrates her on her 42nd birthday!

    06.16_Newark, NJ Mayor Kenneth Gibson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 1:07

    #OTD Democratic politician Kenneth Gibson was elected the 36th mayor of Newark, New Jersey and the first African American to lead the city.

    06.15_Brian White_Activist Vernon Jordan, Jr.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 1:23

    #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.

    06.14_Edwin Hodge_Pitcher Don Newcombe

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 1:08

    #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.

    06.13_Justice Thurgood Marshall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 1:04

    #OTD Thurgood Marshall was nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States by President Lyndon B. Johnson, making him the first African American justice to serve on the high court.

    06.10_Deborah Cox_Actress Hattie McDaniel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 1:04

    #OTD Actress Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Academy Award, was born in Wichita, KS. Recording artist Deborah Cox narrates.

    06.09_Holmes vs. Norton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 0:58

    #OTD Boxer Larry Holmes defeated Ken Norton in a 15 round bout to become the WBC Heavyweight champion.

    06.08_Kenya_Baseball Player Satchel Paige

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 1:03

    #OTD The baseball world mourned the loss of hall of fame pitcher and Negro League legend, Satchel Paige. Recording artists Kenya narrates.

    06.07_Thomas Q. Jones_Actress Gail Fisher

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 1:03

    #OTD Actress Gail Fisher won an Emmy for her role in the television series Mannix making her the first black female to take home the statue. Actor Thomas Q. Jones narrates.

    06.06_Aviation Trailblazer Frank E. Petersen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 1:32

    #OTD Lieutenant General Frank Petersen, the first African American Marine Corps aviator and general, enlisted in the United States Navy as a seaman apprentice.

    06.03_David Roughin_Outfielder Darryl Strawberry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 0:47

    #OTD Outfielder Darryl Strawberry was selected as the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft by the New York Mets. Recording artist David Roughin narrates.

    06.02_Tom Wright_James Augustine Healy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 1:17

    #OTD Priest James Augustine Healy became the first black Bishop in the United States. Actor Tom Wright narrates.

    06.01_Isabella Baumfree Became Sojourner Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 1:43

    #OTD Activist Sojourner Truth began her journey of activism by changing her name from Isabella Baumfree.

    05.31_Preacher Anthony Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 0:59

    #OTD Anthony Burns, who was captured under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and subsequently freed by abolitionists, was born in Stafford County, Virginia.

    05.30_Poet Countee Cullen

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 1:19

    #OTD Harlem Renaissance poet Countee Cullen was born.

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