Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

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A Delicate Balance – March 14, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Commentary for March 14, 1948 News on this March 14th in 1948 came by way of commentary on the Marshall Plan for reconstruction of Europe. Branded by some as an unwarranted blank check to the former European allies with no obligation...

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Engel Vs. Vitale – School Prayer – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Reports – School Prayer – March 13, 1963 Fifty years ago today, on March 13, 1963, CBS Reports broadcast a documentary on the famous Engel vs. Vitale Supreme Court case regarding prayer in Public Schools. The decision was rendered in 1962,...

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The Non-Conforming American – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Non-Conforming American – March 12, 1955 During the era of the 1950s a gradual, unmistakable undercurrent of social upheaval was starting to take place. Brought on largely by the Cold War, the threat of Nuclear annihilation , the stringent social mores...

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Vatican Meltdown – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS – Drama at The Vatican – Dec. 10, 1964 With the current wave of scandal and turmoil going on at The Vatican, it’s interesting to note that scandal and turmoil are no strangers to that particular neighborhood in Rome. While the...

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Situation: The Congo – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eyewitness To History – The Congo – Feb. 24, 1960 When you realize the continent of Africa has been relatively free of colonial rule only within the past 60 years, the seemingly constant state of upheavals, overthrows, ethnic turmoil and political strife...

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A Word Or Two From Malcolm X – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Malcolm X – James Baldwin – Open Mind On this day, 48 years ago – February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. One of the most vocal figures in the Black Muslim Movement, Malcolm X galvanized the Black community by initiating a...

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State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...

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A Word Or Two From Marcus Garvey – Past Daily Reference Room: Black History Month Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Marcus Garvey – 1921 Kicking off Black History Month this year with two short addresses by Marcus Garvey. Garvey, a Jamaican political leader, activist, journalist and orator was founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He was an...