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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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Destination Moon (1950)

Four men travel to the Moon but then discover their rocket does not have enough fuel for the return trip. Intended to be the first...

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders

Wayne Fontana was born Glynn Ellis in Manchester, England, on 28 October 1945. He started his musical career at school with a skiffle group called The...

E-Type Jaguar

The E-Type Jaguar encapsulated the needs of the male driver in 1961 – a streamlined body with the fastest speed of any production car...

VS. Series Arcade Games

Stuck in the mire of the 1984 video game market crash, Nintendo knew it needed a hook to draw gamers back into the arcades....

One from the Heart (1982)

Francis Ford Coppola originally conceived One from the Heart as an antidote to the enormous cost, pressures and production setbacks of Apocalypse Now (1979). Coppola,...

P’tang, Yang, Kipperbang (1982)

14-year-old Alan Duckworth (John Albasiny) dreams of kissing classmate Ann (Abigail Cruttenden) but soon realises that life seldom lives up to one's dreams. This nostalgic...

Arthur Conley

Born in Atlanta, Arthur Conley was discovered by Otis Redding in 1965 when singing with Arthur and The Corvets. Otis produced many of Conley's records...

Cisco Kid, The

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 6 (USA) 156 x 30 minute episodes One of television's earliest western series produced with the younger viewer in...