American Civil Rights Movement
Survivors Recall The Orangeburg Massacre

Survivors Recall The Orangeburg Massacre

The Orangeburg massacre took place on February 8, 1968, when a group of about 150 protestors from South Carolina State University had gathered to protest racial segregation at the local bowling alley. South Carolina Highway Patrol Officers responded to the scene and opened fire on protestors, killing three and wounding … Continue reading

Noam Chomsky On Ferguson


Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political commentator and author of over 100 books. In this video, Chomsky responds to a question about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Chomsky says: “What’s happening in Ferguson is a … Continue reading

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

Screen Shot 2014-07-30 at 2.36.13 PM

“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

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

Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 12.49.14 PM

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

1994 Stanley Cup Riot
Eyewitness to the Chaos After the 1994 Stanley Cup

Screen shot 2014-06-11 at 10.18.07 AM

Cameraman Brent Stafford, who witnessed the 1994 Stanley Cup Riots in Canada, gives his report on the chaotic violence occurring on the streets of Vancouver after the Canadian hockey team, the Vancouver Canucks, suffered a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Stafford describes the rising tensions among the people … Continue reading

Kent State Shootings
Kent State Shootings: ‘How Could Our Government Do This to Our People?’

Screen Shot 2014-05-02 at 12.19.03 PM

Congressman Dennis Eckart reflects on where he was when the Kent State University Shootings occurred in 1970 and remembers asking himself how the government could do this and get away with it. Eckart discusses how close to home the shootings hit for him and his peers around him.