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Fri 11 Oct 2013
The desegregation of the education system in the Southern States of the USA began in 1960
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
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
Wed 2 Oct 2013
The mood across South Africa in the 1950s as the Apartheid laws were being put in place
Tue 1 Oct 2013
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
Fri 30 Dec 2011
All US troops have now left Iraq. We take you back to when they first invaded in 2003.
Thu 29 Dec 2011
In 1984 one of the most popular computer games ever was invented in Moscow.
Wed 28 Dec 2011
The difficult relationship between the BBC and the children's writer, Enid Blyton.
Tue 27 Dec 2011
In December 1986 the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov was allowed to return to Moscow.
Boxing Day 2011
She was one of Germany's greatest battleships during World War II.
Fri 23 Dec 2011
On Christmas Eve 1914, during World War I, British and German soldiers stopped fighting.
Thu 22 Dec 2011
How the world's best known evangelist began preaching internationally.
Wed 21 Dec 2011
In 1971 the first big rock benefit gig was organised by former Beatle, George Harrison.
Tue 20 Dec 2011
Christmas 1984 - a time of hardship for the protesters against the closure of coal mines
Mon 19 Dec 2011
Christmas 1996 and the Spice Girls are number one. 'Girl Power' is taking over the world.
Fri 16 Dec 2011
An inside account of the moment Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Thu 15 Dec 2011
In December 1986 Kazakhs began protesting against Moscow's rule.
Tue 13 Dec 2011
Twenty years ago the leader of Panama Manuel Noriega, was removed from power by the USA.
Mon 12 Dec 2011
We take you back to the beginnings of the European project.
Fri 9 Dec 2011
In December 1981 hundreds of peasants were killed by the army in El Salvador.
Thu 8 Dec 2011
It is 10 years since the height of the financial crisis in Argentina.
Wed 7 Dec 2011
It is 70 years since Japanese planes attacked the US Navy base in Hawaii.
Tue 6 Dec 2011
The story of the Bermuda Triangle began when five US Navy planes went missing in 1945.
Mon 5 Dec 2011
The pill meant reliable, convenient family planning - and sexual freedom
Thu 1 Dec 2011
The story of a young haemophiliac who was banned from school after testing HIV positive.
Wed 30 Nov 2011
In 1979 British public sector workers went on strike over pay.
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