Tagged: Jr.

1968 Democratic Convention

Report Card On Black America – Black Journal – January 27, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Black Journal – Report Card on Black America – January 27, 1969 – NET-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago, we were still very much in the midst of a long and contentious Civil Rights battle in America. This program, a monthly news feature of the pre-PBS...

President Reagan -Press Conf. 1983

October 19, 1983 – President Reagan Gives A Press Conference

President Reagan – 20th press Conference – October 19, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the situation in Nicaragua growing more tense and contentious, and the situation in Lebanon becoming a stalemate, President Reagan, in his 20th Press Conference, on the 1,000th day of his Presidency, sought to...

Mohandas Gandhi

Most People Don’t Know Who This Is – If You’re A Past Daily Regular, You Do – Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser

Click on the link here: (Past Daily’s Fall Fundraiser) to lend your support and help keep history alive. If you’re a fan of history, or just like to be aware of the world around you, there are people you know about, figures who are pivotal and an indelible part of...

James Earl Ray

August 18, 1978 – A Festival Of Sensational Evidence – James Earl Ray And The House Assassination Committee Hearings

August 18, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1978 – From Capitol Hill, The House Assassination Committee Hearings temporarily wound up its hearings this day on James Earl Ray and his guilt in the murder of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther...

Clarence Thomas

October 20, 1991 – Dawning Of The Age Of Clarence

ABC World News This Week – October 20, 1991 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20, 1991 culminated a week of contentious questioning and cross-examination over President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the bench of the Supreme Court. Riding in on a cloud of...

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...

Sammy Davis Jr.

May 20, 1990 – A Week Loaded With Loss

May 20, 1990 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 20,1990 was the end of a week loaded with loss. Two icons of entertainment left on the same day. On May 16th it was reported that Sammy Davis Jr. singer, dancer, actor, entertainer, civil-rights...

Caryl Chessman

May 2, 1960 – The Apple-Green Chamber – The Execution Of Caryl Chessman

Caryl Chessman Execution reports and bulletins – May1-2, 1960 – Various Los Angeles Stations + Voice Of America Shortwave News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 1960, the day a 12 year odyssey came to an end. Convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman, known as The Red Light...

Student Activism 1969

Student Activism 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Student Activism – Tension In Modern Living – July 2, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Student Activism. It was everywhere; on every College and high school campus. The protests were mostly about the War in Vietnam, but they ultimately ran the gamut – from free speech to Civil...