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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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Tommy Roe

Born on 9 May 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, Tommy Roe attended the Brown High School where he formed his first group, The Satins. He...

Hush Puppies

Before Hush Puppies Shoes revolutionised the footwear market in 1958 with their super-soft comfort sole and the forgiving stretch of pigskin suede, there were...

Car Wash (1976)

A close-knit group of black employees at a Los Angeles car wash have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt one day,...

Monkey Shines (1988)

In this underrated horror film, college student Allan Mann (Jason Beghe), a disciplined athlete, becomes a quadriplegic after being hit by a truck while...

Renee Geyer

Long recognised as Australia's foremost jazz, blues and soul singer, Renee Geyer (born 1952) has issued 14 albums over the course of a 30+ year...

12 Angry Men (1957)

12 Angry Men is the most probing, incisive, and penetrating look into the hearts and minds of a jury that has ever been filmed. Sidney Lumet...

Alphabet Murders, The (1965)

Having met with cinematic success with Agatha Christie's Miss Marple as played by Margaret Rutherford, MGM turned to another of Christie's detectives, Hercule Poirot,...

Norman Gunston Show, The

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 6 (Australia) Conceived by Aunty Jack Show writer Wendy Skelcher, the Little Aussie Bleeder, Norman Gunston, trooly rooly took on...