Muhammad Ali made a visit to Egypt when the Arab Boxing Federation invited him to the country. This was more than just simple visit, but reaching out to other Muslims and African peoples. President Gamal Abdel Nasser was a major anti-colonial pan-Africanist and pan-arab nationalist. He was one of the founders of the Non-aligned Movement […]Read more "Muhammad Ali Meets Gamal Abdel Nasser (1964)"
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 is a photograph taken in 1965 of Ho Chi Minh and Mao Zedong. Although the meeting seems cordial there had been tension between Vietnamese and Chinese through out their long histories. This was the year in which the US would begin its war against Vietnam. The Vietnamese and Chinese were allies with America during […]Read more "Ho Chi Minh Meets Mao Zedong (1965)"
Famed animation director Chuck Jones and actor Boris Karloff are shown in this photograph during a recording session for How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The television special was based on the Dr. Seuss book by the same name. Ever since its release in 1966, it has been a humorous animated classic. Boris Karloff provided the voice […]Read more "Chuck Jones and Boris Karloff Doing A Recording Session For How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)"
Yemen had been unified in 1990. North and South Yemen were no longer two states. President Abdullah Ali Saleh became president of a unified Yemen, however there were political and economic challenges. Unemployment and underdevelopment was a consistent national problem. The George H.W. Bush administration provided aid to the country and was attempting to improve […]Read more "Abdullah Ali Saleh Meets George H.W. Bush (1990)"
This photograph is significant in many ways. It demonstrates the passing of the torch to a new generation of athletes. Muhammad Ali boxer and human rights activist paved the way for many African American athletes. His activism did not just focus on the peace movement and civil rights, but equality within the sports world. Wilma […]Read more "Muhammad Ali, Wilma Rudolph, and Florence Griffith Joyner"
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"