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"
This is an Olmec mask from Olmec civilization. This artifact current resides in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Olmec mask is composed of Jade. This may have been just decorative art and not meant to be worn. The mask does not contain holes in the eyes or mouth.What can be deduced is that it […]Read more "Olmec Jadeite Mask (900-400 B.C.E)"
The gymnasticon was an early version of a type of exercise machine. This machine resembles the stationary bicycle of today. This is a 1798 engraving of the gymnasticon demonstrating how it is suppose to be used . The machine was designed to exercise the joints of the body. Francis Lowndes was the inventor of the […]Read more "Gymnasticon Engraving (1798)"
Dr. Maulana Karenga was interviewed in 2009. He was the developer of Kwanzaa, which began in 1966. This holiday was designed to celebrate African American history, African heritage and culture. Besides being a professor of Africana studies, he remains a life long activist. Dr.Karenga provides an analysis of race relations and the nature of the […]Read more "Interview with Dr.Maulana Karenga (2009)"
Famed animation director Chuck Jones and actor Boris Karloff are shown in this photograph during a recording session for How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The television special was based on the Dr. Seuss book by the same name. Ever since its release in 1966, it has been a humorous animated classic. Boris Karloff provided the voice […]Read more "Chuck Jones and Boris Karloff Doing A Recording Session For How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)"
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)"