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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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Hell Town

1 9 8 5 (USA) 13 x 60 minute episodes Father Noah 'Hardstep' Rivers (Robert Blake) was a hard-living Catholic priest at St. Dominic's, a church in...

Peter Potamus Show, The

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 7 (USA) Peter Potamus was a friendly purple hippo who travelled through time in a balloon with his...

Life & Loves of a She-Devil, The

1 9 8 6 (UK) 4 x 60 minute episodes Ruth (Julie T Wallace) was a pathetic specimen. Hideously ugly and devoid of self-confidence, she discovered that...

Go Ask Alice (1973)

In the made-for-TV movie landscape of the 70s, Go Ask Alice was IT. Jamie Smith-Jackson became the blueprint for teen girlhood after the ABC movie, one of...

Applejacks, The

The Applejacks hailed from Solihull in the West Midlands where, in 1960, guitarists Martin Baggott and Philip Cash were in a church youth club...

Cedar Tree, The

1 9 7 6 (UK) 24 x 30 minute episodes This twice-weekly afternoon serial from ATV was basically Upstairs Downstairs without the downstairs. Larkfield Manor in Herefordshire is the ancestral...

Battlestar Galactica

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 7 9 (USA) 24 x 60 minute episodes Basically an imitation of the movie Star Wars - so much so that the...

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...