These are postcards produced in the German Empire during World War I. They depict the emperors of the Central Powers who were in conflict with the Allies which included the British Empire, France, and the Russian Empire. Kaiser Wilhelm was the German emperor who allied with Franz Joseph of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Ottoman empire […]Read more "World War I Postcards Depicting the Emperors of the Central Powers (1914-1918)"
The photograph above shows Francis Clalin, but like some women during the Civil War she disguised herself as a man to fight on the front. America was in lethal conflict with the north and south torn between the Union as well as a rebellious Confederacy. Francis enlisted in 1861 under the name Jack Williams. She […]Read more "Francis Clalin: Female Combat Soldier During the American Civil War"
The United States was responsible for the increase of radical political Islamism in Afghanistan. Starting during the Carter administration, the US began funding extremists groups. The Ronald Reagan administration continued this policy as a way to harm the Soviet Union. Destabilizing Afghanistan would lead the country into a war that was not able to be […]Read more "Ronald Reagan Press Conference with The Mujahideen (1985)"
This video from 1988 shows Aung San Suu Kyi giving her first public speech. Since 1962 the Burmese lived under the oppressive military rule of Ne Win. There were uprisings that occurred in 1988, for which the Burmese public wanted a change in government. Aung San Suu Kyi became a major figure in the […]Read more "Aung San Suu Kyi’s first Public Speech (1988)"
Stand up comedy is in many ways is an art form. Laughter and comedy have been used to educate and expose hypocrisy in American politics. Dick Gregory used his stand up talents in the name of civil and human rights. He was not afraid to discuss race relations or American politics to the audiences he […]Read more "Dick Gregory on Late Night with David Letterman (1984)"
The year 1964 Kenneth Kaunda became the first president of Zambia. The federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland dissolved in 1963. The following year, Zambia was declared a republic. Many challenges faced the young country. It had to deal with remaining white minority ruled regimes in Southern Africa, economic development challenges, and the remaining white settlers […]Read more "KENNETH KAUNDA VISITS ETHIOPIA (1964)"
Bertrand Russell the renown mathematician, philosopher, historian, and logician appears in this Face to Face BBC program in 1959. This interview reveals his political and ideological convictions, while simultaneously discussing his background. Born into a life of privilege and politics of 19th century Britain , tragedy struck him at a young age. He lost both […]Read more "Bertrand Russell BBC Face to Face Interview (1959)"