Malcolm X
Malcolm X On The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Malcolm X On The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Lumumba played a part in winning his country’s independence from Belgium in 1960. Within months, Lumumba’s government was deposited in a coup, and Lumumba was imprisoned … Continue reading

The Beatles
The Impact Of The Beatles’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand”


“I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles was recorded in October 1963 and released in the United States on December 26, 1963. The song went on to become the band’s first number one hit in the United States, and was responsible for sparking Beattlemania in the United States. … Continue reading

Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society

President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society

As part of his State of the Union address on January 4, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson spoke of his Great Society – a set of domestic programs aimed at the elimination of poverty and racial injustice. President Johnson first mentioned the term “Great Society” during a speech at Ohio University … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Clarence B. Jones Remembers MLK’s Assassination

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On April 4, 1968, at the age of 39, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In this video, his friend, advisor and draft speechwriter Dr. Clarence B. Jones recalls hearing the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and speaks about his initial … Continue reading

The Holocaust
The Trial Of Adolf Eichmann


Adolf Eichmann was a lieutenant colonel in the Nazi Army and one of the lead organizers of the holocaust. Eichmann was responsible for coordinating the logistics of of sending Jews to ghettos and extermination camps across Easter Europe during World War II. After the war, Eichmann managed to escape to … Continue reading

West Side Story
Rita Moreno On Auditioning For West Side Story

Rita Moreno On Auditioning For West Side Story

West Side Story is a musical film from 1961, based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and took home 10, including Best Picture. In this video, the movie’s stars, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris recall their auditions and their … Continue reading

Che Guevara
Che Guevara Addresses The United Nations

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On December 11, 1964, Che Guevara addressed the United Nations General Assembly as head of the Cuban delegation. In expressing Cuba’s frustration with the actions of the United States, he says: “The United States, furthermore, tried to get the UN to inspect our territory. But we emphatically refuse, since Cuba … Continue reading