Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history
Mon 1 Oct 2018
The former West Indies cricketer took a London hotel to court in 1943
Tue 14 Aug 2018
Moneta Sleet, the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.
Boxing Day 2017
The African-American winter holiday was invented in Los Angeles in 1966.
Wed 13 Dec 2017
The African-American lab technician whose surgery helped save millions of babies..
Fri 25 Aug 2017
The racial disturbances in west London which shocked Britain in 1958.
Wed 17 May 2017
In 1954 the US Supreme Court ruled that segregated public schools were unconstitutional.
Thu 2 Mar 2017
Cells taken from an African American woman in 1951 revolutionised medical science
Thu 19 Jan 2017
The epic mini-series about slavery in the USA hit TV screens in January 1977
Fri 2 Dec 2016
In December 1976 gunmen tried to kill the legendary reggae singer at his home in Jamaica.
Tue 1 Nov 2016
How an African American soldier captured in the Korean war, decided to settle in China
Tue 27 Sep 2016
In the dying years of Apartheid, the white government was desperate to keep control.
Tue 20 Sep 2016
Only one Congresswoman voted against the 'war on terror'. Her name was Barbara Lee.
Wed 24 Aug 2016
In August 1969, the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers was formed
Mon 25 Jul 2016
In 1981 police used CS gas for the first time in mainland Britain to control race riots
Mon 20 Jun 2016
Robert Robinson, a black American engineer, spent 43 years in the USSR against his will.
Fri 20 May 2016
Telephone operator Naida Glavish became known for saying good morning to callers in Maori
Tue 17 May 2016
In 1916 Marcus Garvey arrived in the US urging black people to unite in a new nation.
Mon 18 Apr 2016
On 21 April 1966 Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia arrived in Jamaica
Tue 23 Feb 2016
In the late 1800s thousands of African-Americans tried to emigrate to escape violence
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.
Thu 11 Jun 2015
The Guyanese historian and political activist Walter Rodney was killed by a bomb in 1980
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
Fri 18 Oct 2013
The day Maurice Bishop leader of Grenada was killed. Six days later the US invaded
Thu 17 Oct 2013
In 1931, nine black teenagers were convicted of raping two white girls in Alabama.
Thu 10 Oct 2013
In 1925 a young black American dancer became an overnight sensation in Paris
Fri 13 Sep 2013
Four young black girls were killed in a racist bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Mon 9 Sep 2013
In September 1971 prisoners in a high security jail in the US rose up against their guards
Wed 28 Aug 2013
Martin Luther King made his historic plea for racial equality at the March on Washington
Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust
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