This is a photograph taken in 1965 of Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong. Although the meeting seems cordial there had been tension between Vietnamese and Chinese through out their long histories. This was the year in which the US would begin its war against Vietnam. The Vietnamese and Chinese were allies with America during […]Read more "Ho Chi Minh Meets Mao Zedong (1965)"
This is an interview of Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace. She was the developer of Objectivism during the 20th century, which many ideas of the American conservative movement have adopted . Far-right Libertarians also adopted her ideas, but in reality Rand did not agree with their ideological positions. Ayn Rand explains her philosophy in this […]Read more "Ayn Rand Interview (1959)"
The Fra Muaro map is considered to be an important artifact of cartography. This marks the shift away from Biblical map making to more scientific based cartography. When it was produced in 1450, it was the most detailed and accurate description of the world. Fra Murao was a monk and creator of this map who […]Read more "The Fra Mauro Map (1450)"
This rare footage shows Martin Luther King and Malcolm X meeting face to face for the first time. This happened on March 26, 1964 in Washington DC. The two civil rights leaders were at the US Capitol following a press conference in regards to a senate hearing on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The […]Read more "Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Meet Face to Face (1964)"
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in this video recording explains the importance peace and human rights. After witnessing the horrors of World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt became active in the United Nations. She served as the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1946. The previous year President Harry S. Truman appointed […]Read more "Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights,War, and Peace"
This is an Olmec mask from Olmec civilization. This artifact current resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Olmec mask is composed of Jade. This may have been just decorative art and not meant to be worn. The mask does not contain holes in the eyes or mouth.What can be deduced is that it […]Read more "Olmec Jadeite Mask (900-400 B.C.E)"
The gymnasticon was an early version of a type of exercise machine. This machine resembles the stationary bicycle of today. This is a 1798 engraving of the gymnasticon demonstrating how it is suppose to be used . The machine was designed to exercise the joints of the body. Francis Lowndes was the inventor of the […]Read more "Gymnasticon Engraving (1798)"