Nashville Sit-Ins
Fear Did Not Stop Diane Nash from Leading Nashville Sit-Ins


Civil rights strategist Diane Nash was a chairperson and leader of the campaign to end racially segregated lunch counters in downtown Nashville, Tennessee–a campaign now known as the Nashville sit-ins, which lasted from February 13 to May 10, 1960. Nash led a group of young students to sit-in at segregated … Continue reading

Charles Brooks Jr.
[Blog] Accounts of the First U.S. Prisoner to Receive Lethal Injection


Author: Megan O’Toole There are some crimes that are deemed too horrible to be punished by a lifetime of imprisonment alone. The United States has wrestled over whether or not a death penalty should be implemented in exceptional circumstances that require another level of retribution.

Nuremberg Trials
Youngest Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials

Youngest Interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials

Patricia vander Elst was 21 years old when she was a simultaneous interpreter at the Nuremberg Trials after being recruited whilst a student at the Geneva School of Interpreters. The Nuremberg trials in Nuremberg, Germany began on November 20, 1945 and ended on October 1, 1946 held by Allied forces … Continue reading

Nuremberg Trials
Hermann Göring’s Guard on His Suicide at Nuremberg Trials

Nuremberg Trials

U.S. veteran Gerald M. Boe, the guard for Hermann Göring during the Nuremberg Trials, shares his memories of that time. Göring was one of the surviving leaders of the Third Reich and the highest-ranking Nazi to be tried at the Nuremberg Trials where he was convicted of war crimes and … Continue reading

Nuremberg Trials
Guard Duty During the Nuremberg Trials

Guard Duty During the Nuremberg Trials

Bill Boving, who served in the U.S. infantry during World War II, recalls his time as a guard during the Nuremberg Trials. Boving sat in on some of the days and mentions how it dragged on for a long time–noting that some people after a few months felt it was … Continue reading

Nuremberg Trials
Nuremberg Trials & Hermann Göring’s Cross-Examination

Witnessing Hermann Göring’s Cross-Examination

Participant of the Nuremberg trials, Alfred Steer, describes witnessing Hermann Göring’s cross-examination by the presiding judge, Robert H. Jackson. Göring was one of the surviving leaders of the Third Reich and the highest-ranking Nazi to be tried at the Nuremberg Trials. He was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to … Continue reading

2012-2013 Egyptian Protests
Egypt Celebrates New Future After Government Coup

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CNBC reports live on July 3, 2013, the tumultuous night that Islamist Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was ousted and placed under house arrest. The end of the Muslim Brotherhood’s short-lived regime prompted thousands of citizens to celebrate in Cairo. The “political reset,” caused an upheaval that was reminiscent to that … Continue reading

Aung San Suu Kyi
Speaking Out After 15 Years of House Arrest

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Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Burma’s democracy movement and winner of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, gives her first TV interview after being released from house arrest. Not only does she address the emotional toll of her experience, she also describes the day-to-day routines that sustained her. Although Suu Kyi … Continue reading

O. J. Simpson Murder Case
Larry King on the O.J. Simpson Trial


In this interview with Larry King talking about the O.J. Simpson Trial, King calls Simpson “the most famous human to ever be charged with murder.” He talks about the period during the trial in 1994 and 1995 and how all of America was following the murder case. King, himself, claims … Continue reading

Recalling Nelson Mandela


Author: Okavango Delta “Everyone’s face was streaked from crying, creased with giant smiles…We left as current and former South Africans, equal in the eyes of the law and humanity.” I say “My Nelson Mandela” because we all have an intellectual, emotional, political relationship with Nelson Mandela and all that he stood … Continue reading