Activists confront segregationists and President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act.
Jim Waterson explores a single moment that inadvertently shaped modern history.
Do spontaneous protests occur? Alistair Cooke explores Rosa Parks’ infamous bus ride.
Ernie Rea discusses the faith and philosophy of Martin Luther King.
From Radio 2's Louis Armstrong Behind the Music, 3 Aug 2011
Recollections of the Montgomery bus boycott prompted by Rosa Parks in 1955.
Oona King discovers her family's role in the fight for equality for African Americans.
Anna Ford nominates singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson.
Ken Livingstone discusses his hero, US politician Robert Kennedy.
Actor Clarke Peters tells the stories of the songs behind the civil rights movement.
How Paul Robeson used the transatlantic telephone cable to sing live to British fans.
The US Supreme Court orders schools to become racially mixed.
The rise and fall of the Black Panther Party and its legacy for American black insurgency.
The untold story of when Black Power came to Britain and forever left its mark.
In 1968, Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy were murdered. Michael Goldfarb reports.
The Last Poets discuss why they're still performing after 50 years.
What caused the 1965 Los Angeles Watts riots and what do they say about America?
A recreation of the1963 train journey made to Washington by civil rights campaigners.