Sammy Davis Jr. was performing at a Republican Youth Rally in Miami, Florida. President Richard M. Nixon was present at the event. When he walked on stage, Sammy Davis gave him a hug. This was very ironic considering President Nixon’s open race prejudice. Prior to the election of 1972, Davis was invited to the White […]Read more "Sammy Davis Jr. Hugs Richard M. Nixon (1972)"
The Cedid Atlas was one the first mass published Arabic language atlases. Produced in Istanbul in 1803 it provided officials of the Ottoman Empire and its subjects a knowledge of the world. The Cedid Atlas Tercumesi included all the world continents. This map of Africa shows the boundaries before the scramble for Africa in the […]Read more "The Cedid Atlas Map of Africa (1803)"
Eugenics and scientific racism did not die with the defeat of Nazi Germany. William Shockley a prominent physicist and inventor promoted the concept of dygenics. Dr. Frances Cress Welsing a psychiatrist debated Shockley challenging his pseudoscience on Tony Brown’s Journal . This debate was filmed in 1974 in which Shockley made the claim the problems […]Read more "Dr.Frances Cress Welsing Debates William Shockley on Tony Brown’s Journal (1974)"
Shirley Chisholm become the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Jet provided coverage of her campaign in 1972. She was also the first woman to participate in a United States presidential debate. During this period in American history, there was much political turbulence. The Vietnam War, civil rights movement, women’s rights movement, […]Read more "Shirley Chisholm’s Presidential Campaign Coverage in Jet Magazine (1972)"