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Black Quotidian

Maintained by historian Matthew Delmont, Black Quotidian is a digital project that commemorates "everyday moments and lives in African-American history." Sourced almost entirely from black newspapers, the articles featured here highlight events often overlooked by the mainstream press and that haven't made it into most history books. Delmont writes, "[b]y emphasizing the ordinary or mundane aspects of history I hope both to call attention to people and events that are not commonly featured in textbooks, documentaries, or Black History Month celebrations, while also casting new light on well-known black history subjects." Each day, the site features a single article (or advertisement) from major black newspapers providing a full citation of the article with accompanying commentary. Recent posts feature a 1933 Norfolk Journal and Guide article about the death of soprano Matilda Sissieretta Jones; a 1947 Cleveland Call and Post article about the wave of evictions impacting Cleveland's black community; and a 1977 Atlanta Daily World article about the formation of the African-American History Association, a group dedicated to helping African-Americans conduct genealogical research.
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July 22nd, 2016
Date Of Record Creation
July 20th, 2016 at 4:29pm
Date Of Record Release
July 21st, 2016 at 10:22am
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