The Assassination of Marie Francois Sadi Carnot Le Petit Journal Frontpage (1894)

President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot was assassinated in 1894 by Sante Geronimo Caserio . The newspaper Le Petit Journal reported the president had been stabbed. Caserio was an anarchist who killed Carnot as an act of vengeance for the executions Auguste Vaillant and Emile Henry. Vaillant and Henry were notable anarchists who wanted to see […]

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Patsy T. Mink Announces The Formation of The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (1994)

Patsy T. Mink was the co-founder along with Norman Mineta of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. The photograph above shows Nancy Pelosi and Norman Mineta in the background. Don Edwards and Neil Abercrombie, Robert Underwood also appear during the announcement. CAPAC was designed to address the issues facing the Asian and the Pacific Islander […]

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Empress Zewditu With Her Priest

Christianity was a unifying force for Ethiopia . The photograph captures Empress Zewditu (1876-1930) with one of her favored priests. She was a conservative in both religious and political contexts. During her reign the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was promoted more . More churches were constructed in the country . Zewditu was a firm believer in […]

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Political Map of Asia in 1914

These were the boundaries of the Asian continent in 1914. The two major empires that fought each other for control of Asia were Russia and Japan. Russia lost the Russo-Japanese War and this resulted in Japan’s full domination of Korea. Persia (Iran) and Afghanistan maintained their independence , however the British Empire was a threat […]

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Alice Walker Interview (1989)

Alice Walker in this interview describes her life growing up in the South and her writing career. Born in Eatonton, Gregoria she was a child of sharecroppers. Writing was an activity that Alice Walker started in her youth. The interview also contains her reading some of her poetry. The video also shows her reading from […]

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Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva Sworn In As President of Kyrgyzstan (2010)

Roza Otunbayeva became president of Kyrgyzstan in 2010. She was the Kyrgyzstan’s first female president and the first of a Central Asian country. The photograph shows President Otunbayeva standing for the national anthem at the ceremony. While this should have been a celebration for a barrier broken, the nation was in crisis. Ethnic tension and […]

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Jiang Qing Movie Magazine Cover

Before Jiang Qing became a prominent figure in the Cultural Revolution, she was an actress. This is a cover of a film magazine from China that Qing was featured on. Her involvement with the CCP dated back to the 1930s. Active in the Communist Cultural Front this got the attention of the authorities. Qing was […]

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