Category: History Behind the Headlines

The Negro Leagues from THE BIG PICTURE

THE BIG PICTURE | The Negro Leagues

Long before Jackie Robinson button-up his Dodger blues, baseball’s historic Negro Leagues was thrilling fans and breaking down barriers to racial integration. Celebrate the opening of MLB’s 2018 season with this inspiring selection from our video collection, THE BIG PICTURE!           Would you like unrestricted access to our full catalog? Streaming

Cold War: History’s Most Explosive Rivalry

Cold War hydrogen bomb test

Learn the history behind the great 20th century confrontation Russian aggression. Trouble on the Korean peninsula. The nuclear arms race. A new “president for life” in China. Spy drama. Cold War intrigue. They say if you wait long enough, everything comes back into fashion. As it goes with bell bottoms and Nehru jackets, so it

The Korean War Redux: Hot Front in a Cold War

Korean War: 3rd platoon of D Co, 2nd Bn, 5th marines muster

June 1950: The Korean War Communist forces of North Korea ignited the Korean War in June 1950 by invading South Korea across the 38th parallel. The attack escalated the Cold War. It challenged the United States and its Western Allies. And it tested the resolve of the newly formed United Nations. The subsequent war was a

Happy Presidents’ Day George and Abe (and Harry, James, John, and all the rest of you, too.)

Edward Savage - The Washington Family

With all due respect to presidents Washington and Lincoln, perhaps this Uniform Monday Holiday should be a day to remember all our chief executives—the great, the not-so-great, and the middling? After all, who needs a holiday to remember George and Abe? Perhaps, we should commemorate Handsome Frank or Old Rough and Ready—those guys could use

Looking Back at the Fourteen Points

Woodrow Wilson Fourteen Points Address to Congress

One century ago, on January 8, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson stood before a joint session of Congress to outline his “Fourteen Points” for a postwar peace. Nine months before, the United States had entered World War I, despite the president’s great efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict. In his address, Wilson presented

John Doar – Bending Toward Justice

Barack Obama, John Michael Doar

John Doar died on November 1, 2014. He was 92 and, by all accounts, led a long and fulfilling life. When I heard the news, I made a note in my calendar so I would remember him each year. Too often, folks pass on and fade from memory. That’s doubly true for people we don’t

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