International Women's Day
Clara Zetkin: Organizer Of International Women’s Day


International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8. The day was originally created by Clara Zetkin, a German Marxist who organized the first International Women’s Day in 1911 as a Socialist political event. In this audio recording, hear the words of Clara Zetkin as she speaks about women’s … Continue reading

Alice Paul
[Text] Interview With Suffragette Alice Paul on the 1913 Parade


Interview of Alice Paul By Robert S. Gallagher How did you begin? I went down to Washington on the seventh of December, 1912. All I had at the start was a list of people who had supported the movement, but when I tried to see them, I found that almost … Continue reading

Hiram Bingham III
Inca Land: Hiram Bingham Documents His Machu Picchu Discovery

Machu Picchu, Peru

“I entered the untouched forest beyond, and suddenly found myself in a maze of beautiful granite houses!…” In 1911, Hiram Bingham, an American explorer adventuring in Peru, uncovered the now famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Though locals were aware of its presence, the Incan settlement had gone unnoticed by … Continue reading

Hiram Bingham III
Story of Yale’s ‘Indiana Jones’ Hiram Bingham & Machu Picchu


In 1911, American explorer Hiram Bingham III made public the knowledge of the Incan ruins at Machu Picchu and since then, the world has enjoyed the well-preserved and beautiful 15th century ruins located in Peru. Known to locals but gone unnoticed by the greater world until Bingham’s exploratory efforts in … Continue reading

Emmeline Pankhurst
Emily Blunt Reads Emmeline Pankhurst’s Famous Speech From 1913


Listen to actress Emily Blunt read Emmeline Pankhurst’s famous “Kill Me Or Give Me My Freedom” speech at the People Event in London in September of 2012. Pankhurst, the leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain, originally delivered the speech in 1913 in an attempt to mobilize women in the … Continue reading

Armenian Genocide
The Horrors That Women Experienced during the Armenian Genocide

The Horrors of the Armenian Genocide

Maria, 104 years old at the time of this interview, describes the inhumane treatment that Armenians like herself were subject to during the oft-forgotten genocide against Armenians in Turkey in the early 20th century. The Turkish government still officially denies the existence of the genocide.

Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth: More Than Just a Great Baseball Player


In a trailer for a documentary chronicling Babe Ruth’s life, historians not only discuss his dominance on the baseball field, but also his contributions off the field. One historian describes how Ruth became a sensation soon after making his MLB debut with the Boston Red Sox on July 11, 1914. … Continue reading

John Derschug
[Blog] Family History Lost & Never Found: John Derschug’s Easy Washing Machine


Author: Phoebe Goldenberg Years ago there lived an inventor named John Derschug. His imagination filled every crevice of the tiny apartment that he shared with his wife. The floor of the home was littered with so many gears and wires and scraps that you had to hop from one foot … Continue reading

Battle of the Somme
Soldiers Describe Their Experience Fighting in the Battle of the Somme


Soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme during World War I recount the conditions they faced during the several months-long battle. One soldier remembers a period of seven days and seven nights without having anything to eat or drink and describes being constantly in fear of an endless … Continue reading

Battle of the Somme
Veterans Describe Horrors of Battle of Somme

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Several Battle of Somme veterans relive their traumatic experiences as young soldiers in the 1916 Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive. With more than 1,000,000 men wounded or killed in combat, the Battle of the Somme is regarded as one of the bloodiest battles of World … Continue reading