Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history
The former West Indies cricketer took a London hotel to court in 1943
The story of the coming of the first West Indian migrants to Britain, back in 1948
The racial disturbances in west London which shocked Britain in 1958.
How a protest by black activists in 1963 led to the UK's first anti-racism laws
On 21 April 1966 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arrived in Jamaica
In December 1976 gunmen tried to kill the legendary reggae singer at his home in Jamaica.
The Guyanese historian and political activist Walter Rodney was killed by a bomb in 1980
Violence between the black community and the Metropolitan police in South London in 1981
A nightclub in the British city of Birmingham was forced to lift its racial restrictions
In 1981 police used CS gas for the first time in mainland Britain to control race riots
The day Maurice Bishop leader of Grenada was killed. Six days later the US invaded
In 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament
In the late 1800s thousands of African-Americans tried to emigrate to escape violence
In 1916 Marcus Garvey arrived in the US urging black people to unite in a new nation.
Robert Robinson, a black American engineer, spent 43 years in the USSR against his will.
How an African American soldier captured in the Korean war, decided to settle in China
The African-American lab technician whose surgery helped save millions of babies..
Cells taken from an African American woman in 1951 revolutionised medical science
In 1954 the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.
How Mildred and Richard Loving fought to get mixed-race marriages legalised across the US
The desegregation of the education system in the Southern States of the USA began in 1960
Three civil rights workers are killed in Mississippi while taking part in Freedom Summer
The US government's experiment on a group of African-American men without their knowledge
The story of an extraordinary act of courage by the civil rights leader Martin Luther King
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