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Rosa Parks

On 1 December 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a black woman named Rosa Parks insisted on sitting in the front of a bus. She had just...

Black Panthers

The Black Panthers wanted to be the vanguard of a revolution that would create economic, social and political equality across gender and colour lines. Since...

Malcolm X

1 9 2 5 - 1 9 6 5 Malcolm X (born Malcolm Little) was a leader of the Black Muslim movement whose separatist views...

Black Power

1966 was, in all respects, a crucial turning point for the black movement in America. In that year the Black Panther party was founded in Oakland, California,...

Martin Luther King Speech (28 August 1963)

"There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the coloured citizen is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue...

Civil Rights Movement

In December 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, a black woman named Rosa Parks insisted on sitting in the front of a bus. The segregation laws in America's deep...

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Wings of Eagles, The (1957)

U.S. Navy pilot Frank 'Spig' Wead (John Wayne) is a fun-loving and rowdy adventurer, but also a fierce proponent of Naval aviation. His dedication to...

Inside George Webley

1 9 7 0 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes Inside George Webley was scripted by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall and starred Roy Kinnear as compulsive worrier,...

Silver Sword, The

1 9 5 7 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes This children's war story from the BBC told the story (based on fact) of a family of...

Mavis Bramston Show, The

1 9 6 4 - 1 9 6 8 (Australia) A satirical sketch series from Australia's Channel Seven, based on the UK show That Was The Week...

Red Heat (1988)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a big, dopey Soviet cop who treks from Moscow to Chicago to round up a Russian drug dealer. It's basically 48 Hours (1982) with...

Bananas (1971)

Not everyone can stomach Woody Allen films but, fan or not, you're sure to get a few laughs out of this one. Actor-writer-producer-director Allen is...