With the recent release of Selma, the historical film based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights marches, there’s been a rise in voices and opinions on the way not just Black History is remembered, but also the way in which we remember key actors within the Civil Rights movement. Recent hashtags trending on … More #MLKAlsoSaid: Re-remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in 2015
In case you were not aware of this, 2014 saw the 60th anniversary of the original Godzilla movie! It was only last year that our screens saw the new interpretation of this film, which is an icon of 20th century cinema. But there is much more to Godzilla than just photo-grams. Therefore, here is a … More GOJIRA! 60 Yeas Since Godzilla
As part of WUHstry’s music month, I am posting about a song which very much not only paints a picture of the political scene at the time, but showed a new movement arising in the urban hubs. The song I am talking about of course, is Too Much Too Young by the Specials, a band based in … More Too Much Too Young- The Specials, Ska and West Brom!
http://rusopedia.rt.com/images/publications/45/slide_issue_252.jpg As part of our new challenges task set, here is my challenge, to do a blog post on Leonid Brezhnev as requested by fellow blogger Ali. Brezhnev was General Secretary of the Soviet Union 1964 till his death in 1982, and was the second longest-serving Secretary after Stalin. Other than his famous eyebrows, Brezhnev … More Did the Brezhnev Doctrine Prolong the Cold War?
Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup 1995. Before I start this blog post as part of our culture month, I would just like to remember what a great man Nelson Mandela was. The man who sadly left us on 5th December 2013, was finally free. For many years … More The Rugby World Cup 1995- A win for South Africa and Mandela?
As we approach the 56th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster that claimed the lives of 19, I look back at how such a disaster could create a legacy of arguably one of the most famous teams of the century. Although they maybe in a dark spot now, they will always remember this date and … More How the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 created a legacy to inspire hundreds?
For this week’s blog post I am going to be talking about the occupation of the Island of Alcatraz in 1969 by group of Native American Indians known collectively as the Indians of All Tribes. Located offshore from San Francisco Bay California, this historical island is most recognised as a dangerous and tough prison for … More The Occupation of Alcatraz Island: November 1969- June 1971
This month we are considering environmental history, a topic which has been defined by Google as ‘… the study of human interaction with the natural world over time.’ Environmental history is quite a new type of historiography and in case anyone is wondering what is meant by historiography, Google defines that as ‘the study of … More Chernobyl; the power of nuclear
One word has appeared more regularly in the news and media than any other in recent months and years and this is the European Union or EU. Whether this is because of financial reasons such as in Greece within the debt crisis or political with David Cameron’s dispute with the EU of the Britain’s role … More The ‘United States of Europe’.
I would like to inaugurate this blog (without considering last week welcome post) with my favorite controversial topic in history: Non-academical history. It does not really matter how it is called, but what does matter is that it exists, and it can be use for a better understanding of history, or a more engaging, touching … More History through Song Lyrics: Unconventional Sources