Black History

The Hough Riots - July 1966 0

July 29, 1966 – Three Faces Of Violence – The Fire This Time – Cities On The Verge – Past Daily Reference Room

July 29, 1966 – July was a bad month for America. In reality, it would be the start of what became known as The Long Hot Summer, as the pattern of violence would be repeated over and over in cities throughout the country. In this year, the problems were triple-fold....

Harlem - July 1964 0

July 24, 1964 – Harlem And The Long, Hot Summer – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago, on July 24, 1964 Harlem was in the process of sweeping up smashed windows, putting out fires and generally recovering from the events only a few days before. A series of events which would be repeated to the point where the days after June...

Art Neville (1937-2019) 0

The Neville Brothers With Dr. John – Live In Japan – 1987 (RIP: Art Neville) – Past Daily Soundbooth: Tribute Edition

The Neville Brothers With Dr. John – Live in Japan – July 1987 – (RIP: Art Neville) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Art Neville (1937-2019) – in a year already hit with the tremendous loss of New Orleans cornerstones Dr. John, Dave Bartholomew and now Art Neville, this is...

Segregated Footballl Game - 1955 - Pictures can be deceiving 0

Wrapping Up A Fundraiser – Past Daily’s 2019 Search For Supporters And Why History Is Important.

Become a Patron! After a promising start, sidelined for almost two weeks by a website server crash, the scramble to catch up has been met with mixed results. A lot of you have been supportive of Past Daily during this fundraiser; either by new contributions or renewing older ones. That...

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April 14, 1956 – Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers – LaVern Baker – Count Basie – Alan Freed – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Count Basie and his Orchestra -CBS Radio: Camel Rock n’ Roll Dance Party – April 16, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 14, 1956 – Sixty-three years ago today, Alan Freed along with LaVerne Baker, Count Basie and Frankie Lymon and...

Dinah Washington 0

Lionel Hampton And Dinah Washington On The Air – 1944 – Past Daily Downbeat

Jubilee – Lionel Hampton and Dinah Washington – October 16, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If it wasn’t for the Armed Forces Radio Service, started during World War 2, a vast treasure trove of our cultural heritage would be lost forever. Because the service was aimed at troops...

Shirley Chisholm - the 92nd Congress was going to be different. 0

A Word Or Two From The Congressional Black Caucus – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – Comment With Edwin Newman – June 13, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Congressional Black Caucus – a little background via the House of Representatives Webpage: With the opening of the 92nd Congress (1971–1973), the number of black Representatives rose to 13—the greatest number of...