Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history
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Mon 22 Jun 2015
In 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament
Tue 16 Jun 2015
In June 1985 the ban on inter-racial marriage in South Africa was finally lifted.
Tue 26 May 2015
The Californian woman who ended segregation in the American housing market in 1967.
Thu 29 Jan 2015
The first major-party black candidate to make a bid for the US Presidency in 1972
Thu 17 Oct 2013
In 1931, nine black teenagers were convicted of raping two white girls in Alabama.
Fri 11 Oct 2013
The desegregation of the education system in the Southern States of the USA began in 1960
Fri 13 Sep 2013
Four young black girls were killed in a racist bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Thu 10 Oct 2013
In 1925 a young black American dancer became an overnight sensation in Paris
Thu 2 May 2013
Thousands of black American children protest against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama
Tue 8 Oct 2013
How Mildred and Richard Loving fought to get mixed-race marriages legalised across the US
Mon 7 Oct 2013
A simple non-violent action to protest against racial segregation in restaurants and shops
The story of an extraordinary act of courage by the civil rights leader Martin Luther King
Sat 5 Oct 2013
Three civil rights workers are killed in Mississippi while taking part in Freedom Summer
Schoolchildren protest against Afrikaans as the language of instruction in South Africa
Chief Albert Luthuli was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Peace - in 1960
Fri 4 Oct 2013
Written with the help of other ANC activists, how was the book smuggled out of prison?
The ANC party took its first violent action in 1961, a bomb at municipal offices in Durban
The authorities said he'd starved himself to death, but he died from head injuries
In 1964, Nelson Mandela was put on trial for treason with seven other ANC activists
Ahmed Kathrada's time in prison alongside Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, South Africa
Thu 3 Oct 2013
TV history: the first time a white woman touched a black man on US television
Over 50 years ago a white journalist tried living as a black man in America's Deep South.
Tue 6 Aug 2013
It wasn't until 1974 that American Vogue put a black model on its cover for the first time
Thu 11 Apr 2013
How Lee Elder broke one of the last colour barriers in US sport in 1975
Wed 2 Oct 2013
The people of South Central Los Angeles took to the streets in fury at police brutality
The mood across South Africa in the 1950s as the Apartheid laws were being put in place
Tue 1 Oct 2013
Debra Hocking was taken from her indigenous Australian family as a baby.
The rebellion was brutally crushed, but it had a significant impact
Mon 22 Apr 2013
Ethiopia's emperor visited Jamaica - the birthplace of the Rastafarian movement - in 1966
During World War II, African soldiers were a vital part of the Allied forces in Burma
From life as a child soldier to a grizzly bear with a fondness for wine.
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