Toys R Us was a large toy store chain can trace its origins back to 1948. It had stores internationally with stores in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Yet, this retail chain was distinctly an American company. It was a large part of American childhoods through the generations. Toy R Us filed […]Read more "Toys R Us Commercial (1982)"
Russell Means a longtime activist of the American Indian Movement appears in this video addressing the US Senate. The hearing took place in 1989. This was a period of a resurgent conservatism directed by the Ronald Reagan administration. Matters related to race relations were either ignored or met with hostility. The Bush administration was not […]Read more "Russell Means Testifies Before The Senate (1989)"
Golda Meir when she was foreign minister of Israel made a visit to the United States. President John F. Kennedy took a different approach to Israel than previous administrations. Arms embargoes were to be lifted and a new military alliance was to be formed. This would have large consequences in both the later half of […]Read more "John F. Kennedy Meets With Golda Meir(1962)"
This is footage of Lagos, Nigeria in the 1960s. Lagos is one of Africa’s most populated cities and a major financial center of the continent. During this period , it could not be imagined that the newly independent state would become an economic power house. Nigeria when it gained independence in 1960 faced multiple challenges. […]Read more "Lagos, Nigeria in the 1960s"
When the American Civil War broke out, Native Americans were impacted. Prior to the national crisis, Indian Americans faced the reality of rapid white invasion and settlement in their lands. Forced removals and broken treaties put Indians in a vulnerable position. Indians were driven from Oklahoma ( Indian Territory) into Kansas by Confederate forces in […]Read more "Indian Home Guard Calvary Soldier (1860s)"
By the end of the 1980s, the Soviet Union could no longer maintain its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and East Germany. The East German population was growing more restless with lack of reforms in Erich Honecker’s East Germany. The collapse of the East German state began with a decline in the standard of […]Read more "East Germans Protesting (1989)"
It was 50 years ago Sesame Street debuted on public television. Ever since it has been giving children both education and entertainment in a delightful program. The show was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. Jim Henson and his crew of puppeteers created memorable characters for Sesame Street. Muppet characters such as […]Read more "The First Sesame Street Intro (1969)"