Onna-bugeisha refers to a warrior nobility class of women who would fight along Samurai men in battle. This photograph which has been colorized and shows an onna-bugeisha in full battle armor. Japan was a warrior culture similar to that of Dahomey or Sparta. Such warrior based societies believed that everyone should be willing to fight […]Read more "Onna-bugeisha Portrait (1800s)"
The Veit Cong had women fight in combat and it was not unusual that some women would fight for the South Vietnamese government. Ho Thi Que was a combat soldier who fought in the 44th South Vietnamese Ranger Battalion. This photograph shows her being given a US Presidential citation for her unit in a ceremony […]Read more "Ho Thi Que Being Given A US Presidential Citation in South Vietnam (1965)"
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)"
When Malcolm X made his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964, his worldview changed. When he saw different ethnic groups around the world who were Muslims coming to worship he had to question the teachings of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X traveled to many African countries and made made his way to the Kingdom of […]Read more "Malcolm X Meets King Faisal Al-Saud (1964 )"
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)"
The United States was responsible for the increase of radical political Islamism in Afghanistan. Starting during the Carter administration, the US began funding extremists groups. The Ronald Reagan administration continued this policy as a way to harm the Soviet Union. Destabilizing Afghanistan would lead the country into a war that was not able to be […]Read more "Ronald Reagan Press Conference with The Mujahideen (1985)"
This video from 1988 shows Aung San Suu Kyi giving her first public speech. Since 1962 the Burmese lived under the oppressive military rule of Ne Win. There were uprisings that occurred in 1988, for which the Burmese public wanted a change in government. Aung San Suu Kyi became a major figure in the […]Read more "Aung San Suu Kyi’s first Public Speech (1988)"