The Cedid Atlas was one the first mass published Arabic language atlases. Produced in Istanbul in 1803 it provided officials of the Ottoman Empire and its subjects a knowledge of the world. The Cedid Atlas Tercumesi included all the world continents. This map of Africa shows the boundaries before the scramble for Africa in the […]Read more "The Cedid Atlas Map of Africa (1803)"
Eugenics and scientific racism did not die with the defeat of Nazi Germany. William Shockley a prominent physicist and inventor promoted the concept of dygenics. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing a psychiatrist debated Shockley challenging his pseudoscience on Tony Brown’s Journal . This debate was filmed in 1974 in which Shockley made the claim the problems […]Read more "Dr.Frances Cress Welsing Debates William Shockley on Tony Brown’s Journal (1974)"
Shirley Chisholm become the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Jet provided coverage of her campaign in 1972. She was also the first woman to participate in a United States presidential debate. During this period in American history, there was much political turbulence. The Vietnam War, civil rights movement, women’s rights movement, […]Read more "Shirley Chisholm’s Presidential Campaign Coverage in Jet Magazine (1972)"
The painting above depicts Venus rising from the sea.Her birth according to mythology occurred in the sea and she emerged fully grown. The depiction of Venus Anadyomene (rising from the sea ) was a common representation in art. The Birth of Venus was the work of artist Sandro Botticelli. He was a pioneer of early […]Read more "The Birth of Venus (1485)"
Coretta Scott King appears at the signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day bill. Ever since the loss of her husband she worked hard to make it a federal holiday. An activist in her own right she was a supporter of women ‘s rights, the gay rights movement, and was dedicated to anti-war causes. […]Read more "Coretta Scott King Attends the Signing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Bill (1983)"
Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said was the leader of Oman from 1970 until his death in 2020. This will be a major political and cultural change for a country that has known only one sultan for decades. He was a reformer compared to his father whom he deposed. This stamp from 1993 celebrates National […]Read more "Year of The Youth Stamp Featuring Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said (1993)"
Hans von Gersdorff was a surgeon who published a general guide of procedures. His work was known as Feldbuch der Wundarzney ( Field Book of Surgery ) . Published in 1517 it provided both written text and detailed wood cuts. During this period surgery was still in a phase of being experimental. France and Germany […]Read more "The Depiction of Proper Amputation From Feldbuch der Wundarzney (1517)"