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November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

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...

Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel – Live In Melbourne 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Methyl Ethel – Live at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne – May 18, 2017 – Triple-J-FM – Australia – Methyl Ethel in concert to end the week. With the wave of bands coming from Australia in recent years (Tame Impala, Jagwar Ma, Pond), the addition of Perth Art Rockers, Methyl Ethel...

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...

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...

Caryl Chessman

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

Become a Patron! May 2, 1960, the day a 12 year odyssey came to an end. Convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman, known as The Red Light Bandit, exhausted all of his appeals and was executed at 10:00 am on May 2nd. Caryl Chessman became a cause celebre during the...

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...

Watts - August 1965

August 11, 1965 – Watts: ‘Nothing To See Here – No Point In Knowing’ –

August 11, 1965 – in what began as a routine traffic stop escalated into one of the most violent and destructive riots of the 1960s. And the name Watts came to symbolize a society gone from simmer to boil and the Long, Hot Summer kept its promise as a time...