#MLKAlsoSaid: Re-remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in 2015

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

Did the Brezhnev Doctrine Prolong the Cold War?

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?

The Rugby World Cup 1995- A win for South Africa and Mandela?

 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?

How the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 created a legacy to inspire hundreds?

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?

The Occupation of Alcatraz Island: November 1969- June 1971

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

History through Song Lyrics: Unconventional Sources

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