Desmond Tutu’s Key Role in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

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Colleagues such as Mary Burton of Archbishop Desmond Tutu discuss how he got involved with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) assembled in South Africa after the end of apartheid. The TRC reviewed thousands of statements from witnesses and victims of human rights violations during the apartheid as a method … Continue reading

Richard Nixon
Nixon’s ‘Checkers’ Speech in 1952


On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon, a California senator at the time, went on air to defend himself against accusations of an established fund–created by his backers–that would reimburse him for his political expenses. He says, “Not one cent of the 18 thousand dollars or any other money of that … Continue reading

Good Friday Agreement
What Post-Conflict Ireland is Like for Young People

What Post-Conflict Ireland is Like for Young People

Young people of Northern Ireland talk on what it is like for them to grow up in their post-conflict communities after the Good Friday Agreement was enforced on December 2, 1999. The agreement established Northern Ireland’s current devolved government within the United Kingdom (UK) following the ethno-nationalist conflict in the … Continue reading

Canal Hotel Bombing
Interviews of Sérgio Vieira de Mello’s Mother & His Colleagues

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PBS interviews people who knew Brazilian United Nations (UN) diplomat Sérgio Vieira de Mello, including his mother, Gilda Vieira de Mello, and several of his colleagues. People all over the world who met Vieira de Mello during his many travels describe the passion that he had for his exceptional humanitarian … Continue reading

Canal Hotel Bombing
Samantha Power on Sérgio Vieira de Mello’s Death

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Author and diplomat Samantha Power discusses the legacy of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, a Brazilian United Nations (UN) diplomat, who was killed in the Canal Hotel Bombing on August 19, 2003 while serving as the UN’s Special Representative in Iraq. Specifically, Power addresses what lessons one can learn from de … 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

Elvis Presley
[Text] Elvis’s Hand-Delivered Letter to Nixon

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“The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it, the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. … Continue reading

Fidel Castro
Errol Flynn Talks About Visiting Fidel Castro


Famous actor Errol Flynn is interviewed about his time spent in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution. Flynn is very supportive of Fidel Castro and his regime and defends Castro when asked about the many executions that the Cuban leader ordered. Flynn met Castro in 1958 when he went to Cuba … Continue reading

Cuban Revolution
Young Fidel Castro Wrote Fan Mail to FDR

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“I don’t know very English, but I know as much as write to you…” Read an amazing letter from a 12-Year-Old Fidel Castro to just recently re-elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Castro writes “My very good friend Roosevelt: I don’t know very English, but I know as much to write … Continue reading