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 taken in 1910 showing Tanzanian women caring for their children. At the time the African country was called Tanganyika and was under German colonial rule. The fascinating aspect about this photograph was that the women appeared in their traditional dress. Many times when Europeans invaded African or Asian lands they forced […]Read more "Tanzanian Women With Their Children (1910)"
kenneth Kaunda visited the United States in 1960. There, he met with Martin Luther King. This was an example of diaspora populations reaching out to others across the world. Four years later Kaunda would become president of a free Zambia. Both King and Kaunda were fighting for the liberation of oppressed people of African descent […]Read more "Martin Luther King Meets Kenneth Kaunda (1960)"
While many men are remembered in the freedom struggle against white domination and racism , women were often left out of the historical narrative. Winnie Mandela kept up the struggle against the Apartheid regime, while her husband was imprisoned. Rosa Parks was a major figure in the US Civil Rights Movement against the segregation system. […]Read more "Winnie Mandela Meets Rosa Parks (1990)"
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 )"