Marcus Garvey is an interesting and divisive figure in civil rights history. Influenced by the writings of Booker T Washington, he pushed back against the philosophy of the NAACP and W.E.B. Du Bois. On the one hand, he was a passionate and fierce leader who unified the community and worked to fight injustice. On the other hand, he was a separatist to the core, a philosophy that led to him reaching out to the Ku Klux Klan. And that’s never the best sentence to hear. But love him or hate him, there is no denying that he was extremely influential on figures like Malcolm X.
Trace the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire, which, at their height, were the most dominant power in the American West.
In 1776, a powerful empire was born in North America. The Lakotas had reached the Black Hills, the most sacred place and most coveted buffalo hunting grounds in the western plains. Located in what is now South Dakota, control of the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa, marked the tribe as the dominant power in the American West. Pekka Hämäläinen explores the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire.
Lesson by Pekka Hämäläinen, directed by Mohammad Babakoohi & Yijia Cao.
Today we’re gonna talk about the Dune Encyclopedia. Whenever this book is mentioned anywhere, you’re bound to see at least some people screaming at the top of their lungs: It’s not canon! And while they are technically correct, many Dune fans including myself still consider the encyclopedia to be the definitive history of the Dune Saga outside the 6 books published by Frank Herbert in the main Dune series. In this video, I will explain the history of the Dune Encyclopedia and how it came to be, as well as a bit about the controversy over what should be viewed as the official history of the Dune Saga.