Tagged: South Africa

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

South African elections 1994

April 27, 1994 – A Mountaintop Day

April 27, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1994 – the day all of South Africa went to the polls in the first truly democratic election in the country’s history. Nelson Mandela was expected to win handily, as South Africa’s Black majority...

Race Relations Worldwide – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Race Relations Worldwide – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Race Relations Worldwide – Chicago University Roundtable – 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Race Relations. 1948 was an election year, and several pieces of civil rights legislation were introduced in Washington in an attempt to end racial discrimination in America. But how was it going in the rest...

The view from Jo'Burg.

September 30, 1985 – Unaccounted For In Lebanon – Rioted Over In Jo’Burg – Grieved Over In Paris –

Turbulent times, worrisome times, mournful times – this September 30th in 1985. Beginning with news there was concern over the fate of six kidnapped and missing Americans in Lebanon, along with new hope things would work out. An anonymous phone caller to the Embassy in Beirut said time was running...