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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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1 9 6 7 (USA) 17 x 30 minute episodes This sitcom replaced the cancelled Hondo on Friday nights on ABC and was sold to the network...

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1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (USA) 12 x 30 minute episodes Andy Griffith starred as headmaster Andy Thompson who ran a small co-ed...

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1 9 7 3 (USA) 26 x 30 minute episodes "Let’s follow the path of Dusty’s Trail . . . a stage and a wagon headin’ West, part of...

Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

Johnny Thunders (vocals, guitar) and Jerry Nolan (drums) had quit The New York Dolls and Richard Hell (vocals, bass) had been forced out of Television. The trio...

Burbs, The (1989)

Tom Hanks plays Ray Peterson, ostensibly taking a relaxing week off work, but in reality, driving his wife Carol (Carrie Fisher) slowly up the...

Cyclops, The (1957)

Lovely Susan Winter organises an expedition deep into the wilds of Mexico. She hopes to find her aviator fiancé, lost after his plane crashed. Instead,...

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1 9 5 6 (UK) 26 x 30 minute episodes This early British-made sitcom starred a US actress so it could be sold to America. The actress in...