The issue of race in the United States from the civil rights movement through to affirmative action cases in the 1990s, explained by Alistair Cooke in his weekly programmes - Letter from America.
The 25th anniversary of the desegregation of the University of Alabama.
What caused the 1965 Los Angeles Watts riots and what do they say about America?
The events that led to the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
The violent protests against W Arthur Garrity Jr's forced busing in South Boston.
A tribute to Jackie Robinson (1919 – 1972) the first black Major League baseball player.
Why are there a disproportionate number of African Americans in the US army in 1990?
The Rodney King police trial and the start of the 1992 LA riots.
How Americans feel about the OJ Simpson trial following the delivery of the verdict.
An exploration of the issues of race surrounding the O J Simpson trial.
The racial politics of George Gershwin's 1935 opera Porgy and Bess.
Do spontaneous protests occur? Alistair Cooke explores Rosa Parks’ infamous bus ride.