During the presidential election of 1992, Hillary Clinton returned to Park Ridge, Chicago. This is where she grew up. Speaking on behalf of her husband’s presidential bid, she revealed some interesting information. Hillary Clinton’s roots were conservative. She states in the video ” I was a Goldwater girl.” This represents how the New Democrat ideology […]Read more "Hillary Clinton Speaks At Park Ridge Chicago (1992)"
The illustration depicts warriors of Kanem-Bornu. It shows a chief on horse back and it appears he inspecting the troops. The force is armed with shields and long spears. The Kanem-Bornu empire at its height contained territory from Chad, Nigeria, Libya, Niger, and Cameroon. Having dedicated warriors made this expansion possible. The illustration comes from […]Read more "Kanem-Bornu Warriors Illustration From Travels and Discoveries (1857)"
Simone de Beauvoir was one of the most prominent existentialist philosophers of the 20th century. This interview from 1959 she explains existentialism and other political topics. The existentialist philosophy by simple definition is an individual defined by action, freedom, and choice. The meaning of existence from the existentialist view is defined by a person, not […]Read more "Simone de Beauvoir Interview (1959)"
President Mohammad Najibullah gives a speech to Afghan representatives in a video from 1989. These were the leaders of Kabul province. Under Najibullah’s presidency the Soviet Union began it withdraw from the country. The Soviet Union provided aid to Najibullah’s government, while the US and Pakistan continued to arm mujahidden forces between 1989 and 1992. […]Read more "Mohammad Najibullah Speaks To Afghan Representatives (1989)"
A. Phillip Randolph was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson . This color photograph shows Randolph and Johnson shaking hands at the award ceremony in the White House. Randolph spent years as a labor union leader and activist fighting for civil rights and worker’s rights. A dedicated socialist […]Read more "A. Phillip Randolph Awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964)"
This Arab language color film shows the meeting between two heads of state. Habib Bourgubia was the first president of an independent Tunisia. Moktar Daddah was the first president of Mauritania. During the Daddah presidency, ties with Tunisia were strong. The reason was due to the fact that Tunisia supported Mauritania against conflict with Morocco. […]Read more "Habib Bourguiba Visits Moktar Daddah"
During the early 19th century in Britain penal treadmills were used in prisons. Treadmills were devices that were used to grind grain or harness the power of animals or humans to do work. Prisoners were a free labor force that Britain used. Putting them on a treadmill allowed for corn to be milled and water […]Read more "Penal Treadmill of Brixton Prison Illustration (1817)"
The Extraction of the Stone of Madness was produced by Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch. He mostly worked with oil on oak wood and created many religious themed works. Bosch was an early pioneer of the Netherlandish school of painting. The painting shows a man, who most likely is a doctor trepanning a man’s head. The […]Read more "The Extraction of the Stone of Madness (1494)"
Cine Art Productions produced a film of Chinese cities in 1935. The film shows Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, and, Macao. The film shows the streets and people of these cities and daily life. Temples and gambling dens are present, along with merchants using boats for trade to towns. China at the time was struggling. A […]Read more "Cine Art Productions : “Bits of China” (1935)"
One hundred years had passed since the Emancipation Proclamation and there was little progress in terms of African American liberation. The March on Washington in 1963 was a demand for civil rights, equal employment, and an end to racial segregation. John Lewis gave a speech addressing the hardships caused by racism in American society. Lewis […]Read more "John Lewis Speech At The March on Washington (1963)"