Civil Rights

Scooter Libby

November 5, 2005 – A New SCOTUS Nominee – The Matter Of Scooter Libby – A Farewell To Rosa Parks

Become a Patron! November 5, 2005 – busy day – busy week for news. President Bush’s nomination for the Supreme Court Samuel Alito was getting ready for a round of confirmation hearings. The American Civil Liberties Union formally opposed Alito’s nomination. The ACLU has only taken this step two other...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

Princess Grace Lying in State

September 16, 1982 – A Funeral In Beirut – Death Of A Hollywood Royal – Reagan Mending The Race Fence.

Subscribers can download this for free:Become a Patron! September 16, 1982 – A day of mourning in two different places for two entirely different reasons. In Beirut, the mourning was for the assassination of Bachir Gemayel, the President of Lebanon. Gemayal was democratically-elected president on 23 August 1982 by the...

The Hough Riots - July 1966

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

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...

Segregated Footballl Game - 1955 - Pictures can be deceiving

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...

Walter Matthau - (1920-2000)

July 1, 2000 – Farewell To Walter Matthau – Cheers And Jeers For Stars And Bars – Gearing Up For The Fourth.

July 1, 2000 – Busy news day for a holiday week. News that legendary comic actor Walter Matthau had died in Los Angeles earlier that morning. Matthau often referred to himself as ‘The Ukrainian Cary Grant” – but to millions of Americans and audiences all over the world, he was...

Drinking The Kool-Aid

While You’re Digging Our Sights And Sounds . . . . A Few Words From Gordon Skene And Past Daily.

Become a Patron! From the somewhat addled mind of Gordon Skene: You have options – and both of them are just below the photo. As you know, we were hot in the midst of our Annual Past Daily Fundraiser almost two weeks ago – doing our yearly stump for support...

Sean Bell verdict Protest

May 7, 2008 – Protests And Arrests After Bell Verdict – Election ’08 Primaries

May 7, 2008 – CBS Radio News/WCBS Special Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 7, 2008 – a busy Wednesday, this May 7th in 2008. Beginning with reports of mass protests over the city of New York over the verdict in the Sean Bell shooting case. A quick...

Elections In Panama

May 6, 1989 – Panama Elections – Elections In Texas – Funeral In Johannesburg

May 6, 1989 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 6, 1989 – Busy day, even for a Saturday in 1989. Starting with the weather. Tornados and thunderstorms were busy reeking havoc throughout the South. At least 16 people were reported dead as the result...