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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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Simpsons, The

1 9 8 9 - Current (USA) The Simpsons made its debut as 60-second animated bumpers for The Tracey Ullman Show, with the first short...

Cinderella

In the late 80s, Cinderella had triple-platinum hits in the US with debut album Night Songs (1986) and follow-up Long Cold Winter (1988). Night Songs was released a year after the...

Six Wives of Henry VIII, The

1 9 7 0 (UK) 6 x 90 minute episodes The Six Wives Of Henry VIII was first broadcast by the BBC on 1 January 1970 and...

Skippy

1 9 6 6 - 1 9 6 9 (Australia) 91 x 25 minute episodes Making very good use of the Australian bush landscape (and yes, it...

My Sister Eileen

1 9 6 0 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes Wise-cracking, gravel-throated Ruth (Elaine Stritch) and strikingly pretty Eileen (Shirley Bonne) Sherwood were two sisters from Ohio...

Pillow Talk (1959)

Rock Hudson reveals a deft talent for comedy in Pillow Talk in which he plays philandering songwriter Brad Allen whose shared party phone line with interior...

1958

January 01 - Albanian fighters shoot down a British freight plane that allegedly strayed into Albanian airspace. 01 - The European Economic Community (the "common market")...

Fixations, The

This mod revival band formed in North London in 1978. Paul Cathcart Vocals, guitar Paul Cattini Vocals, guitar Richard Sharp Bass Ken Gamby Drums