Racial unrest

Boston Busing 1975

September 14, 1975 – Busing And Sainthood

September 14, 1975 – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 14, 1975 – This week in history saw the start of the school year in Boston and the Busing issue was alive and well with protests and clashes greeting buses of predominately Black children arriving in...

Chicago Teachers picketing 1987

September 8, 1987 – Picket Lines In Chicago – A Place Called Howard Beach

September 8, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8, 1987 – Summer vacation was over and the picket lines were forming in Chicago as negotiations between Teachers and the School District were in limbo, with virtually no chance of a settlement before the...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...

July 1966

July 25, 1966 – Our Summer Of Discontent

July 25, 1966 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer in the city and the summer of discontent. A Summer of scarring and scorching, this July 25, 1966. Starting with news on the matter of Civil Rights and the exploding violence and rage in cities all...

1964 Democratic Convention

James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

Strom Thurmond - Dixiecrats

AKA: Dixiecrats – 1948 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Dixiecrats: A relatively new word in the political lexicon in 1948. The Southern wing of the Democratic Party, or States Rights Democrats, represented a staunch resistance to Civil Rights, Integration in the Armed Forces and the end of Segregation. This Southern wing, who repeatedly broke ranks with the rest of...

Soledad Brothers

Justice While Black – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

With the events of the past week fresh in everyone’s minds – the question of Justice, incarceration, unwarranted deadly force, division and blatant racism once again come to the forefront of the American consciousness. Ever since the Rodney King beating, where an onlooker just happened to have a video camera...

South Africa Protests

June 14, 1986 – State Of Emergency – Farewell To The King Of Swing

June 14, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A state of emergency was declared in minority-ruled South Africa, this June 14, 1986. Amid a worldwide outcry, the South African government imposed a harsh state of Emergency nationwide, hoping to counter violence as the ten-year...

April 20, 1979 - Elections in Rhodesia

April 20, 1979 – Rhodesia Heads To The Polls

April 20, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day of sweeping changes, April 20th, 1979 – although at the time it didn’t seem that way. The free elections in Rhodesia were regarded as a footnote, almost an afterthought on many news programs. But...

Pressure

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen¬†behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...