Aldous Huxley the author of Brave New World is interviewed by Mike Wallace in this video. Here Aldous Huxley discusses what could become the major threats to freedom. Huxley does not say that such a development could be linked to a single person, rather a combination of factors. overpopulation could cause a level of social unrest […]Read more "Aldous Huxley Interview (1958)"
Comedian Bill Cosby in this video presentation plays a bigot. The video was released in 1971 during the American civil rights era. Bill Cosby’s bigot character presents numerous stereotypes and prejudices against African Americans , Native Americans, Jews, Italians, Mexicans, Irish, Puerto Ricans , Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Scottish, and various groups in the US. During […]Read more "Bill Cosby on Prejudice (1971)"
The marble portrait is of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. This artwork currently resides in the Bowdoin College Museum of Fine Arts. The bust stand at a height of 1ft 3in. The rein of Antonius Pius is a peculiar one considering that there was very little military action or campaigns conducted. His rule between 138 and […]Read more "Antoninus Pius Portrait (140-150 C.E. )"
This is a photograph that appeared in Bird Land Press magazine when Akira Toriyama met Jackie Chan. Toriyama is handing Chan a copy of his Dragonball manga.During the time Jackie Chan was in Japan filming My Lucky Stars. Jackie Chan was a huge fan of Dr.Slump and Dragonball. Akira Toriyama was the manga artist who launched a […]Read more "Akira Toriyama Meets Jackie Chan (1986)"
This illustration depicts Queen Nzinga negotiating with the Portuguese governor of Luanda. Joao Corria de Sousa thought that Ndongo and Matamba ( modern day Angola ) could be easily conquered. Queen Nzinga would not allow or tolerate Portuguese aggression. Before she became Queen she was involved in peace negotiations attempting to solve the Portuguese problem by […]Read more "Queen Nzinga Negotiating With Joao Corria de Sousa (1622)"
The rise of video games became a phenomenon. Children and adults would start buying video game systems more in the 1980s. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) came to the United States and became a large hit . This segment from ABC’s 20/20 show which aired in 1988. At the time Nintendo was the dominant video […]Read more "Nintendo Entertainment System Segment on ABC News (1988)"
James Baldwin appears on the BBC program Bookshelf . Here he explains his writing ,influences, and the the state of race relations in America. Baldwin states in the interview “if I’m a novelist with a message it is only one….. the effort people have to make to deal with others as human beings.” African Americans have […]Read more "James Baldwin BBC Bookshelf Program Interview (1963)"