President Obama was the first US leader to visit Ethiopia. The US had developed close relations with the country during the Kennedy administration. When the Derg deposed the Halie Selassie monarchy a Marxist government was established in 1974. Relations with the US deteriorated during that period. The Marxist rule came to an end in 1991 […]Read more "President Obama Visits Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam of Ethiopia (2015)"
Angela Davis an activist, author, educator, and a leader of the Communist Party USA was a guest of East Germany in 1972. She was also collaborating with the Black Panther Party for the sake of African American freedom struggle. Davis was a supporter of the Eastern block nations. She came to East Germany getting a […]Read more "Angela Davis Meets Erich Honecker (1972)"
This rare footage shows Martin Luther King and Malcolm X meeting face to face for the first time. This happened on March 26, 1964 in Washington DC. The two civil rights leaders were at the US Capitol following a press conference in regards to a senate hearing on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The […]Read more "Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Meet Face to Face (1964)"
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in this video recording explains the importance peace and human rights. After witnessing the horrors of World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt became active in the United Nations. She served as the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1946. The previous year President Harry S. Truman appointed […]Read more "Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights,War, and Peace"
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)"