Tagged: Martin Luther King

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 0

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...

‘Nothing To See Here – No Point In Knowing’ – August 11, 1965 0

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

– Watts Riot – 2-Way Communications and street reports – KMPC-AM – August 11-15, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago today, on August 11, 1965, in what began as a routine traffic stop escalated into one of the most violent and destructive riots of the 1960s....

The State Of Unrest – July 1968 0

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

– Meet The Press – Roy Innes-Floyd McKissick – July 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 has often been referred to as “The Incredible Year”. Incredible in a lot of ways; not least that America managed to survive what was probably one of the most violent years...