The Rhodesian Bush War was coming to an end and Zimbabwe was on the verge of getting its independence. The war was won and the time for a final settlement was at hand. The UK could no longer support the Ian Smith regime that was attempting to impose white minority rule in Zimbabwe and the […]Read more "Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo Explain Why They Walked Out on The Constitutional Talks (1979)"
Che Guevara appears in this clip from 1964 on the program Face the Nation. The Marxist revolutionary answers questions regarding relations between Cuba and the United States. Relations between the tow countries declined after the Cuban Revolution. Che Guevara accused the US of continued subversion in the interview. Since 1962, an embargo was imposed, which has […]Read more "Che Guevara on Face the Nation (1964)"
Yingluck Shinawatra became Thailand’s first female prime minister in 2011. This video shows the Prime Minister Shinawatra at her inauguration and address . Women in Asia have had to struggle fro equal rights in societies that still believe in strict spheres based on gender roles. Although this was a milestone, Yingluck Shinawatra was a controversial […]Read more "The Yingluck Shinawatra Inauguration (2011)"
Ella Baker a major figure in the civil rights movement who was active for five decades working for human rights of all citizens in America. She was an advocate for the poor, victims of racism, and other societal ills. This short clip shows Ella Baker making statements at the Puerto Rico solidarity rally in 1974. […]Read more "Ella Baker Speaks At The Puerto Rico Solidarity Rally (1974)"
Video games went from being a something computer programmers would create for amusement to a lucrative industry. Nintendo during the 1980s was so dominant in the video game industry they expanded into other merchandising properties. This commercial is from 1989. It features Nintendo characters that are still popular today such as Mario and Link. Nintendo […]Read more "Nintendo Cereal Commercial (1989)"
This colorized footage of Berlin, Germany shows the citizens of the empire. At the time Germany had become a powerful industrial state with greater ambition. The German Empire wanted to challenge the imperial order that was established by both France and Great Britain. The European powers were competing for global and economic control, which would […]Read more "Berlin, Germany in 1900"
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)"