kenneth Kaunda visited the United States in 1960. There, he met with Martin Luther King. This was an example of diaspora populations reaching out to others across the world. Four years later Kaunda would become president of a free Zambia. Both King and Kaunda were fighting for the liberation of oppressed people of African descent […]Read more "Martin Luther King Meets Kenneth Kaunda (1960)"
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 is a photograph that appeared in Bird Land Press magazine when Akira Toriyama met Jackie Chan. Toriyama is handing Chan a copy of his Dragonball manga.During the time Jackie Chan was in Japan filming My Lucky Stars. Jackie Chan was a huge fan of Dr.Slump and Dragonball. Akira Toriyama was the manga artist who launched a […]Read more "Akira Toriyama Meets Jackie Chan (1986)"
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)"
World War I was a mass global conflict involving the major empires of the world in the early 20th century. What began with the Age of Exploration resulted in the rise of an internationally dominant Europe. The British, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Italians, and Germans began expanding overseas. From the 1400s on wards, Europe would […]Read more "World War I (1914-1918)"
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 map was printed in Cosmographia produced by Sebastian Munster. This map was special due to the fact it was the first map made in Europe that depicted the whole of Africa. There was European contact with Africa in the ancient and classical period that was between Romans and Greeks with Egyptian civilization. Munster’s Cosmographia […]Read more "Sebastian Munster Map of Africa (1554)"