This documentary from the International Film Foundation provides a general history of Turkey and the Middle East. The major shift was in 1923 with the rise of Kemal Attaturk who was the founder of modern Turkey. The geography can either be arid or have lust soil. It has been for 3,000 years the heart of […]Read more "Turkey A Nation In Transition"
This is a Benin ivory mask currently part of the British Museum collection. The artifact was from the Nigerian kingdom of Benin produced around the 16th century. The mask was made by the Edo peoples. This mask was part of a special annual ritual conducted by the king. The king of Benin had the tile […]Read more "Benin Ivory Mask (1500s)"
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)"