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)"
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 illustration depicts Queen Nzinga negotiating with the Portuguese governor of Luanda. Joao Corria de Sousa thought that Ndongo and Matamba ( modern day Angola ) could be easily conquered. Queen Nzinga would not allow or tolerate Portuguese aggression. Before she became Queen she was involved in peace negotiations attempting to solve the Portuguese problem by […]Read more "Queen Nzinga Negotiating With Joao Corria de Sousa (1622)"
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 an interview of Ayn Rand by Mike Wallace. She was the developer of Objectivism during the 20th century, which many ideas of the American conservative movement have adopted . Far-right Libertarians also adopted her ideas, but in reality Rand did not agree with their ideological positions. Ayn Rand explains her philosophy in this […]Read more "Ayn Rand Interview (1959)"
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"
Before Title IX and the modern Olympics women participated in sports. Women being athletes is not a recent phenomenon; there is a history dating back as far as ancient civilization. There were times in which women were prohibited from competition and in response formed games of their own. Normally, the historiography of sport focused on […]Read more "A General Introduction to The History of Women in Sports"