Onna-bugeisha refers to a warrior nobility class of women who would fight along Samurai men in battle. This photograph which has been colorized and shows an onna-bugeisha in full battle armor. Japan was a warrior culture similar to that of Dahomey or Sparta. Such warrior based societies believed that everyone should be willing to fight […]Read more "Onna-bugeisha Portrait (1800s)"
Aldous Huxley the author of Brave New World is interviewed by Mike Wallace in this video. Here Aldous Huxley discusses what could become the major threats to freedom. Huxley does not say that such a development could be linked to a single person, rather a combination of factors. overpopulation could cause a level of social unrest […]Read more "Aldous Huxley Interview (1958)"
The Veit Cong had women fight in combat and it was not unusual that some women would fight for the South Vietnamese government. Ho Thi Que was a combat soldier who fought in the 44th South Vietnamese Ranger Battalion. This photograph shows her being given a US Presidential citation for her unit in a ceremony […]Read more "Ho Thi Que Being Given A US Presidential Citation in South Vietnam (1965)"
Comedian Bill Cosby in this video presentation plays a bigot. The video was released in 1971 during the American civil rights era. Bill Cosby’s bigot character presents numerous stereotypes and prejudices against African Americans , Native Americans, Jews, Italians, Mexicans, Irish, Puerto Ricans , Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Scottish, and various groups in the US. During […]Read more "Bill Cosby on Prejudice (1971)"
This is a photograph taken in 1910 showing Tanzanian women caring for their children. At the time the African country was called Tanganyika and was under German colonial rule. The fascinating aspect about this photograph was that the women appeared in their traditional dress. Many times when Europeans invaded African or Asian lands they forced […]Read more "Tanzanian Women With Their Children (1910)"
The marble portrait is of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. This artwork currently resides in the Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts. The bust stand at a height of 1ft 3in. The rein of Antonius Pius is a peculiar one considering that there was very little military action or campaigns conducted. His rule between 138 and […]Read more "Antoninus Pius Portrait (140-150 C.E. )"
kenneth Kaunda visited the United States in 1960. There, he met with Martin Luther King. This was an example of diaspora populations reaching out to others across the world. Four years later Kaunda would become president of a free Zambia. Both King and Kaunda were fighting for the liberation of oppressed people of African descent […]Read more "Martin Luther King Meets Kenneth Kaunda (1960)"