The photograph above shows Francis Clalin, but like some women during the Civil War she disguised herself as a man to fight on the front. America was in lethal conflict with the north and south torn between the Union as well as a rebellious Confederacy. Francis enlisted in 1861 under the name Jack Williams. She […]Read more "Francis Clalin: Female Combat Soldier During the American Civil War"
President John F. Kennedy wanted to have friendly relations with emerging African nations. This was a period of anti-colonial independence movements and Cold War tensions were increasing to new heights. Kennedy’s African foreign policy may not have been completely altruistic. The Soviet Union was becoming a popular sponsor and ally to newly independent nations in […]Read more "President John F. Kennedy’s Remarks of Welcome to President Nkrumah of Ghana (1961)"
Angela Davis activist and author gives an interview in 1971 for a news film from Vibrations. This was filmed when she was on trial in a controversial California court case involving the Black Panthers. The introduction to the film refers to the Black Nationalist Movement and the Black Liberation Movement as “a militant minority […]Read more "Angela Davis Interview (1971)"
The second wave feminist movement was in full swing by the time this cover was printed for Newsweek. Inspired by the methods of the civil rights movement, women in the United States began to organize for equality in both the private and public spheres of society. This meant challenging employment discrimination, supporting reproductive rights, and […]Read more "Newsweek Magazine “Women in Revolt” Cover (1970)"
The history of the United States of America has long been presented as the story of white male settlers who built the nation. This racist narrative has been discredited through the efforts of historical revision and diligent scholarship. Native American civilization is often ignored, even though they were the first to discover America. Besides that […]Read more "Black History Is an Essential Part of American History"
Malcolm X gives a speech in Los Angeles in 1962. Here is making arguments for unity against racial hated and injustice. He calls on all African Americans of multiple faiths and backgrounds to fight white supremacy. Malcolm X gives arguments against imperialism and war. Malcolm X in this speech criticizes the fact US troops are […]Read more "Malcolm X Speech in Los Angeles (May 5, 1962)"
The United States embarked on a policy of arming the Mujahideen. The Soviet Union became militarily involved in Afghanistan to support a weakened communist government. Ronald Reagan here is shown with what he called “freedom fighters.” America’s involvement in Afghanistan was the largest covert operation in the CIA’s entire history. Ronald Reagan was a staunch […]Read more "Ronald Reagan Meets With Mujahideen Fighters"