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The desegregation of the education system in the Southern States of the USA began in 1960
How Mildred and Richard Loving fought to get mixed-race marriages legalised across the US
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
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 mood across South Africa in the 1950s as the Apartheid laws were being put in place
The story of the coming of the first West Indian migrants to Britain, back in 1948
Violence between the black community and the Metropolitan police in South London in 1981
All US troops have now left Iraq. We take you back to when they first invaded in 2003.
In 1984 one of the most popular computer games ever was invented in Moscow.
The difficult relationship between the BBC and the children's writer, Enid Blyton.
In December 1986 the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov was allowed to return to Moscow.
She was one of Germany's greatest battleships during World War II.
On Christmas Eve 1914, during World War I, British and German soldiers stopped fighting.
How the world's best known evangelist began preaching internationally.
In 1971 the first big rock benefit gig was organised by former Beatle, George Harrison.
Christmas 1984 - a time of hardship for the protesters against the closure of coal mines
Christmas 1996 and the Spice Girls are number one. 'Girl Power' is taking over the world.
An inside account of the moment Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971.
In December 1986 Kazakhs began protesting against Moscow's rule.
Twenty years ago the leader of Panama Manuel Noriega, was removed from power by the USA.
We take you back to the beginnings of the European project.
In December 1981 hundreds of peasants were killed by the army in El Salvador.
It is 10 years since the height of the financial crisis in Argentina.
It is 70 years since Japanese planes attacked the US Navy base in Hawaii.
The story of the Bermuda Triangle began when five US Navy planes went missing in 1945.
The pill meant reliable, convenient family planning - and sexual freedom
The story of a young haemophiliac who was banned from school after testing HIV positive.
In 1979 British public sector workers went on strike over pay.