New York City Blackout of 1977
Changes Brought on By the Blackout

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New York City residents, including various D.J.’s and well-known journalist Geraldo Rivera, comment on the July 13, 1977 city-wide blackout that they experienced. Wilton Sekzer, a member of the New York Police Department during the chaos, describes how difficult it was for officers to get the citizens under control as … Continue reading

Bosnian War
Heartbreaking Stories from Teenage Survivors of Bosnian War

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Listen to three survivors describe the horrors they endured as teenagers in the Bosnian War, including rape and torture. The war, which erupted in April of 1992, was the result of the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. By the end of the war in December of 1995, … Continue reading

Stonewall Riots
Author Recalls the Event That Changed LGBT History

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Martin Duberman, author of “Stonewall,” remembers the event that catalyzed the modern gay rights movement. The Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 were a response to a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, the hub of New York City’s gay night scene. According to Duberman, “for some mysterious reason,” the … Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln
[TEXT] Witnessing Lincoln on His Deathbed


“Intense grief was on every countenance when I replied that the President could survive but a short time. The colored people especially-and there were at this time more of them, perhaps, than of whites – were overwhelmed with grief.” Gideon Welles served under President Lincoln as Secretary of the Navy. … Continue reading

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
The Cameramen Who Witnessed the Shooting

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American news anchor Sam Donaldson and his cameraman Hank Brown recall being by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981 outside the Washington Hilton Hotel where John Hinckley, Jr. tried to assassinate him. They discuss the events that led up to the shooting. Shelly Fielman and Charlie Wilson, … Continue reading

Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
Reagan’s Son on John Hinckley

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John Hinckley’s assassination attempt on U.S. President Ronald Reagan was on March 30, 1981 and Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity. 30 years later, Ronald Reagan Jr., son of the former president, speaks in 2011 on his concerns over Hinckley’s recent increases in freedoms as a psychiatric … Continue reading

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster on Her Ties to Reagan Assassination Attempt


“I feel very young…” Watch Jodie Foster’s press conference on April 2, 1981 following John Hinckley’s assasination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.  Hinckley, who began stalking Foster at Yale University shortly after she appeared in the 1976 film “Taxi Driver.” He claimed that his attempt on Reagan’s life was a … Continue reading

Espionage Act
Son Discusses the Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

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Robert Meeropol discusses the execution of his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the only U.S. citizens to be executed under the Espionage Act of 1917. As one of the most contested death sentences in history, the Rosenberg case has inspired continued debate over the constitutionality of the Espionage Act. In … Continue reading

Battle of Orgreave
Courts ‘Don’t Even Say Sorry’ over Bloody Clash

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David Michael Wilson, one of 95 charged with rioting and unlawful assembly, during the Battle of Orgreave strike describe the police brutality he experienced during that infamous day on June 18, 1984. The bloody clash between the South Yorkshire police and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) over pit closures … Continue reading