President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot was assassinated in 1894 by Sante Geronimo Caserio . The newspaper Le Petit Journal reported the president had been stabbed. Caserio was an anarchist who killed Carnot as an act of vengeance for the executions Auguste Vaillant and Emile Henry. Vaillant and Henry were notable anarchists who wanted to see […]Read more "The Assassination of Marie Francois Sadi Carnot Le Petit Journal Frontpage (1894)"
The mask of Tutankhamen is one of the most recognizable artworks from ancient Egypt. It depicts Pharaoh Tutankhamen who reigned from 1334 to 1325 B.C.E and was part of the 18th dynasty. This artifact remained hidden until it was found by Howard Carter in 1925. The mask of Tutankhamen was located in the Valley of […]Read more "The Mask of Tutankhamun (1323 B.C.E)"
Patsy T. Mink was the co-founder along with Norman Mineta of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. The photograph above shows Nancy Pelosi and Norman Mineta in the background. Don Edwards and Neil Abercrombie, Robert Underwood also appear during the announcement. CAPAC was designed to address the issues facing the Asian and the Pacific Islander […]Read more "Patsy T. Mink Announces The Formation of The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (1994)"
The age of European colonial imperialism effected China negatively. During the 19th century China was gradually being divided among the British, Germans, French, and Russians into spheres of influence. The Japanese Empire also become more involved in gaining territory. The Chinese would resist and the Boxer Rebellion became the image of that anti-colonial resistance. The […]Read more "The Yellow Terror in All His Glory (1899)"
Artemisia Gentileschi was one of the prominent Italian artists of the baroque period. Women during this time had limited opportunities to get work as or become professional artists , but her talent was too great. She had a vast body of art work , which people were willing to buy. Lucretia depicts a noble woman […]Read more "Artemisia Gentileschi’s Lucretia (1623-1625)"
Christianity was a unifying force for Ethiopia . The photograph captures Empress Zewditu (1876-1930) with one of her favored priests. She was a conservative in both religious and political contexts. During her reign the Ethiopian Orthodox Church was promoted more . More churches were constructed in the country . Zewditu was a firm believer in […]Read more "Empress Zewditu With Her Priest"
These were the boundaries of the Asian continent in 1914. The two major empires that fought each other for control of Asia were Russia and Japan. Russia lost the Russo-Japanese War and this resulted in Japan’s full domination of Korea. Persia (Iran) and Afghanistan maintained their independence , however the British Empire was a threat […]Read more "Political Map of Asia in 1914"
Alice Walker in this interview describes her life growing up in the South and her writing career. Born in Eatonton, Gregoria she was a child of sharecroppers. Writing was an activity that Alice Walker started in her youth. The interview also contains her reading some of her poetry. The video also shows her reading from […]Read more "Alice Walker Interview (1989)"
Roza Otunbayeva became president of Kyrgyzstan in 2010. She was the Kyrgyzstan’s first female president and the first of a Central Asian country. The photograph shows President Otunbayeva standing for the national anthem at the ceremony. While this should have been a celebration for a barrier broken, the nation was in crisis. Ethnic tension and […]Read more "Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva Sworn In As President of Kyrgyzstan (2010)"
Before Jiang Qing became a prominent figure in the Cultural Revolution, she was an actress. This is a cover of a film magazine from China that Qing was featured on. Her involvement with the CCP dated back to the 1930s. Active in the Communist Cultural Front this got the attention of the authorities. Qing was […]Read more "Jiang Qing Movie Magazine Cover"