Toys R Us was a large toy store chain can trace its origins back to 1948. It had stores internationally with stores in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Yet, this retail chain was distinctly an American company. It was a large part of American childhoods through the generations. Toy R Us filed […]Read more "Toys R Us Commercial (1982)"
Russell Means a longtime activist of the American Indian Movement appears in this video addressing the US Senate. The hearing took place in 1989. This was a period of a resurgent conservatism directed by the Ronald Reagan administration. Matters related to race relations were either ignored or met with hostility. The Bush administration was not […]Read more "Russell Means Testifies Before The Senate (1989)"
This is footage of Lagos, Nigeria in the 1960s. Lagos is one of Africa’s most populated cities and a major financial center of the continent. During this period , it could not be imagined that the newly independent state would become an economic power house. Nigeria when it gained independence in 1960 faced multiple challenges. […]Read more "Lagos, Nigeria in the 1960s"
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)"