This is a newsreel in which Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini praises the United States of America. Here he is extending in his words a hand of friendship to the United States. Ideologically Fascist Italy and the US could never have normal relations. Fascism is opposed to civil rights and civil liberties. Democracy was in the […]Read more "Benito Mussolini Salutes the Great American People (1927)"
Mary Shelly ushered in modern science fiction with the publication of Frankenstein . The novel about Victor Frankenstein with his knowledge of science created a monster has captivated readers and has been adapted into films. This is the first edition released to the public . It should be noted that Shelly’s name does not appear on […]Read more "The First Edition of Frankenstein (1818)"
This photograph is significant in many ways. It demonstrates the passing of the torch to a new generation of athletes. Muhammad Ali boxer and human rights activist paved the way for many African American athletes. His activism did not just focus on the peace movement and civil rights, but equality within the sports world. Wilma […]Read more "Muhammad Ali, Wilma Rudolph, and Florence Griffith Joyner"
Universal Studios dominated horror films in the 1930s. They would not have been able to do this without the talented actors such as Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Films such as Frankenstein and Dracula scared and amused audiences. These films became enshrined in popular culture so much so adults and children dress up as these […]Read more "Rivals:Horror Movie Stars Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff Documentary"
This is a poster from 1920 depicting Vladimir Lenin sweeping the capitalists, monarchists, and clergy off the globe. The Russian Revolution was attempting to depose the established order that had oppressed society. Lenin desired to see world revolution and communism spread across the world. This poster although propaganda was designed to inspire the Russian public […]Read more "Bolshevik Poster (1920)"
These are the Lydenburg heads found in the Transvaal region in South Africa. They are terra-cotta works. Many artworks such as these have been found in the Southern African region and are artifacts from Bantu civilization dating from the fifth to eighth century. At this time Southern African civilization was rapidly transforming. The Khosian peoples […]Read more "The Lydenburg Heads (400s – 700s CE)"
This is an American civil defense film produced during the Cold War. Shown in US public school classrooms it was a way to educate the public about what to do if there was a nuclear attack.This era was filled with propaganda about the Soviet Union and paranoia about nuclear annihilation. The United States and the […]Read more "Duck and Cover (1951)"