Bertrand Russell the renown mathematician, philosopher, historian, and logician appears in this Face to Face BBC program in 1959. This interview reveals his political and ideological convictions, while simultaneously discussing his background. Born into a life of privilege and politics of 19th century Britain , tragedy struck him at a young age. He lost both […]Read more "Bertrand Russell BBC Face to Face Interview (1959)"
Carl Jung was being interviewed in this BBC production in 1959. Here he describes his upbringing, education, and why he chose to follow the path of psychology. Carl Jung would go onto be one of the developers of analytical psychology. The Swiss psychoanalyst and psychiatrist had an impact on literature, religious studies, anthropology, and archaeology. […]Read more "Carl Jung BBC Interview (1959)"
This is a British produced documentary about the life of Vladimir Lenin. He was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century establishing the Soviet Union and being a major leader in the Russian Revolution. When Lenin returned from exile, he set about building a socialist society. The Romanov dynasty was removed from […]Read more "Vladimir Lenin Documentary"
Julius Nyerere explains the challenges facing Tanzania. This is a clip of an interview for British television. He states in the interview that education is necessary for the development of the country. President Nyerere wanted more Tanzanians to study abroad and bring their new found skills back to the nation. He did not object to […]Read more "Julius Nyerere Interview (1960s)"
This was a Thames interview of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1978. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then also again in 1980 to 1984. India under her rule fought a war with Pakistan that resulted in the independence of Bangladesh. As a result of the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, India became a major […]Read more "Indira Gandhi Interview (1978)"
The American Civil War changed the United States in multiple ways. African Americans were emancipated and became citizens of the United States. Thus, began a new phase of freedom struggle for equal rights and integration into American society. There also another journey to rediscover the African roots of formerly enslaved people. African Americans fought in […]Read more "The Civil War & Its Aftermath: Dr. John Henrik Clarke Lecture"
Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was a professional tennis player and golfer who broke the color line in tennis. She was the first African American to win a Grand Slam title. Her efforts were in many ways comparable to Jackie Robinson’s efforts in baseball. This documentary narrated by Maya Angelou tells her story from young woman to […]Read more "Althea Gibson Documentary"