The rise of video games became a phenomenon. Children and adults would start buying video game systems more in the 1980s. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) came to the United States and became a large hit . This segment from ABC’s 20/20 show which aired in 1988. At the time Nintendo was the dominant video […]Read more "Nintendo Entertainment System Segment on ABC News (1988)"
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"
Nat King Cole sings “The Christmas Song” in this 1961 video. The song was originally written by Mel Tome and Bob Wells in 1945. The first recording was in 1946 by the Nat King Cole Trio. There have been multiple versions by various musicians and artists, but the Nat King Cole version is the definitive one. […]Read more "Nat King Cole Sings The Christmas Song (1961)"
What started out as a black and white comic book became a popular cartoon and franchise known as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is a toy commercial featuring the fist Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures from Playmates Toys. The series premiered in 1987 and the following year merchandise was produced for the new […]Read more "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toy Commercial (1988)"
This is a newsreel in which Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini praises the United States of America. Here he is extending in his words a hand of friendship to the United States. Ideologically Fascist Italy and the US could never have normal relations. Fascism is opposed to civil rights and civil liberties. Democracy was in the […]Read more "Benito Mussolini Salutes the Great American People (1927)"
This is an American civil defense film produced during the Cold War. Shown in US public school classrooms it was a way to educate the public about what to do if there was a nuclear attack.This era was filled with propaganda about the Soviet Union and paranoia about nuclear annihilation. The United States and the […]Read more "Duck and Cover (1951)"