This colorized footage of Berlin, Germany shows the citizens of the empire. At the time Germany had become a powerful industrial state with greater ambition. The German Empire wanted to challenge the imperial order that was established by both France and Great Britain. The European powers were competing for global and economic control, which would […]Read more "Berlin, Germany in 1900"
Martin Luther King has been seen as an icon for freedom and justice. However, he was a more complicated figure in regards to international relations. King thought Israel was an outpost of democracy in the Middle East, when it actively engaged in the racial discrimination and the removal of Palestinians. Martin Luther King may not […]Read more "Dr. Martin Luther King on Israel (1967)"
This is footage of Tokyo in 1966, the capital of Japan. This was a country devastated by war and nuclear attack. Instead of having a militaristic rise with an intent on vengeance after the second World War , the country chose a path of economic development. Tokyo as seen in this footage is not yet […]Read more "Tokyo, Japan in 1966"
This 1987 Phil Donahue interview of Donald Trump reveals the product of President Ronald Reagan’s supply side economic policies. The divide between the rich and poor expanded under Reagan tax cuts, which benefited the business class, which Donald Trump is a part of. Gentrification was rapidly changing New York and Donald Trump was a leader […]Read more "Donald Trump Interviewed by Phil Donahue (1987)"
This footage above shows a Parthe film of Dakar the capital Senegal. This was filmed during the Leopold Senghor presidency. The footage shows the National Assembly and the University of Dakar . What is also seen is citizens walking the streets and tourists taking photographs. The Dakar of the 21st century is much bigger and […]Read more "Dakar, Senegal in The 1970s"
Technology has changed industry, but it is often forgotten how it transforms culture. This Time Magazine cover from 1984 discusses the growing popularity of VCRs. On the corner of the magazine shows Desmond Tutu cleric and theologian who was one of the leaders of the anti-apartheid movement. Prior to its invention there was no way […]Read more "Time Magazine VCR Cover (1984)"