This was a photograph taken by Lewis Hine. His photography of child laborers brought attention to the American public of the economic exploitation of young people. The girl was a spinner in a North Carolina cotton manufacturing company. Even in the 1900s, the South was still economically dependent on agriculture. Labor exploitation came in the […]Read more "Child Laborer in a Cotton Manufacturing Company"
Toni Morrison ( 1931 -2019) was a novelist, essayist, editor, and professor of English. Her novels such as Song of Solomon and Beloved became popular works of the American literary tradition. Morrison reveals in this interview that her writing began as a way to cope with challenges in life. After a divorce and the dull job […]Read more "Toni Morrison The Writer in America Interview (1978)"
When space exploration is discussed, most of the public focuses on the astronauts. It should be remembered that mathematicians and aeronautical engineers make space travel possible rather than science fiction. Annie J. Easley (1933-2011) was a NASA mathematician and computer scientist who worked there in 1955 to 1989 . This photograph shows her working in […]Read more "Annie J. Easley NASA Computer Scientist and Mathematician"
Seh- Dong-Hong -Beh was a commander of the Mino warriors . The Mino warriors were an all female combat unit who fought for the Kingdom of Dahomey. Dahomey’s military might was able to fend off European invasion through out the 19th century. However, by 1894 they were no longer able to resist the French onslaught. […]Read more "Seh -Dong- Hong- Beh Image (1851)"
This artifact is a funerary relief bust made of limestone. The subject according to historians was Haliphat who was the daughter of Ogalta and Harimal. This artifact currently resides in the National Gallery of Art in the US capital of Washington D.C. The Funerary relief was from the ancient empire of Palmyra. The location of […]Read more "Funerary Relief Bust of Haliphat (231 CE)"
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)"
For 30 years Eritrea waged a war of liberation against Ethiopian rule . This conflict was rooted in ethnic strife, complications from past Italian colonialism, and the complexities of the Cold War era. This photograph from Life Magazine shows an Eritrean woman soldier fighting for the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front. She is holding an Ak-47. It […]Read more "A Woman Soldier in The Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (1978)"