This is a Tony Brown’s Journal interview of Dr. Runoko Rashidi. He is a historian and author who examines the African Diaspora with a focus on Asia. The African presence in Asia has been a relatively unexplored area of scholarship Rashidi reveals there has been an African presence in India,Cambodia, Japan, China, and the […]Read more "African Presence in Asia"
The picture shows W.E.B Dubois and Kwame Nkrumah discussing matters of Pan-Africanism and international affairs.What is often ignored is Dubois’ involvement in anti-colonial politics and the international Pan-African movement. African Americans remember his dedication to civil rights and fighting racial discrimination. W.E.B Dubois was also an enemy of colonialism and imperialism, which elevated his standing […]Read more "W.E.B Dubois and Kwame Nkrumah"
Egypt was one of the oldest civilizations of Africa. It has been referred to as “the gift of the Nile.” Like other civilizations river systems sustained human life and activity. Egyptians often referred to the Nile Valley as Kemet. This means black land. calling it the black land was in reference to the black silt […]Read more "A General Introduction To Ancient Egyptian Civilization"
This is a rare documentary produced in 1957 of Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the first Prime Minister of India and a supporter of the Non-Aligned Movement. The film shows his activities and duties as Prime Minister. Nehru had gained much respect internationally as a promoter of peace in global conflicts. This film is more of […]Read more "Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Very RARE Film"
King Bhumibol of Thailand is seen here being crowned. Thailand throughout most of the 20th century had a turbulent history. The monarchy although symbolic and having no real political power was a source of unity among the Thai population. The reality was that Thailand was ruled by a series of military dictatorships. There were also […]Read more "Bhumibol Adulyadej Coronation (1950)"
This Meet the Press interview features Emperor Halie Selassie. Here he takes questions showing support for Pan-Africanism and his opposition to colonial rule in Africa. Ethiopia became a prominent leader in the Pan-African movement, because it held a special place being the only African nation to avoid European imperialism. When Fascist Italy invaded in 1935 […]Read more "Emperor Haile Selassie I Meet the Press Interview"
Jim Henson was a puppeteer, cartoonist , producer, and musician known for the creation of the Muppets. This rare interview of Jim Henson explains his views on the future of video and cable in entertainment productions. Always an innovator in his works, he was willing to try some new special effect. Henson also discusses his […]Read more "JIM HENSON THE FUTURE OF VIDEO & CABLE"