The man seen in this photograph was known as Gordon. The massive scars on his back came from whippings form overseers on a plantation. Slavery in the United States was kept alive through violence and the force of the law. The enslaved had no rights nor the benefits of citizenship based on the color of […]Read more "Gordon the Enslaved Man Medical Examination Photograph ( 1863)"
This rare photograph shows a Joseph Pierce a Chinese American who served in the Union Army. The Chinese have been a part of American history, but their stories have been often ignored or not given serious study. There were more Chinese Americans who served in the American Civil War, but the exact number is unclear. […]Read more "Joseph Pierce Chinese American Civil War Soldier (1860s)"
Lou Costello and Bud Abbot were a dynamic comedy duo in vaudeville and film. They made numerous movies that continue to be part of American popular culture. Some of their movies are not as remembered as others, but there was one that demonstrates the prejudice of the time. This is a poster from the movie […]Read more "Abbott and Costello “Africa Screams” Movie Poster (1949)"
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 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)"
The photograph displays a Kiowa woman with her baby. What the child is in cradleboard. This was a type of baby carrier Kiowa women would use to hold their children. Such photographs are a record of a world that no longer exists. The Kiowa migrated from southwestern Montana to the Great Plains and much of […]Read more "A Kiowa Mother With Her Child (1800s)"
Henry Kissinger political scientist, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant explains why US Military had to be reorganized. All out war with the Soviet Union would be perilous. Kissinger was against a policy of all out retaliation. Nuclear deterrence stopped in some respects the two superpowers from going to full scale total war. Yet, this did not […]Read more "Henry Kissinger on The Soviet Union, US Military, and Nuclear Deterrence (1958)"