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

Mao Zedong
Escalating Events of the Cultural Revolution

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The Cultural Revolution in China began in 1966 under Chairman Mao Zedong and didn’t end until 1976 with his death. During this time, people were beginning to shift from a communist society to a free market, capitalistic society and Zedong felt like this was going to ruin China. This video … 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

Joan Baez
Joan Baez on the Safety of a Bunker in North Vietnam


Famous folk singer Joan Baez goes back to visit the bunker that kept her safe while she was on her peace mission in Vietnam during the war in 1972. Baez had to shelter herself in the bunker located under her hotel as American B-52′s dropped bombs above her when the … Continue reading

Libyan Civil War
The Libyan-Egyptian Border in 2011

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People fleeing from Libya to Egypt during 2011′s Libyan Civil War share their escape stories. One Libyan laborer says he saw “death with [his] own eyes” in Benghazi and feels lucky to have gotten out of the violent conflict area. The Egyptian-Libyan border is full of people moving work tools, … Continue reading

Emmeline Pankhurst
Emily Blunt Reads Emmeline Pankhurst’s Famous Speech From 1913


Listen to actress Emily Blunt read Emmeline Pankhurst’s famous “Kill Me Or Give Me My Freedom” speech at the People Event in London in September of 2012. Pankhurst, the leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Britain, originally delivered the speech in 1913 in an attempt to mobilize women in the … Continue reading

Stonewall Riots
Witnify’s Interview With Gil Horowitz

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Psychologist Gil Horowitz witnessed the beginning of the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations by the gay community against a police raid that occurred on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City. “I didn’t intend to be involved…I saw up Christopher Street, watching police … Continue reading

Stonewall Riots
Interview With Williamson Henderson

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Williamson Henderson, President of the Stonewall Veterans Association, describes his experience with the police raid that occurred on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City, which lead to the Stonewall Riots, a series of demonstrations by the gay community in response to that day. … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King
[Text] Remembering Selma and Corretta Scott King

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Author: Rev. Dr. John F Baggett “Martin has known from the beginning that the movement could cost him his life…” Over the years I have recalled many times these prophetic words spoken to me with serene dignity in private conversation, by Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King. … Continue reading