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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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Dee Dee Sharp

After a stint as a backing vocalist for the Cameo-Parkway labels, Dee Dee Sharp added extra oomph as an uncredited vocalist on Chubby Checker's...

Hot Pants

The super-short shorts known as ‘hot pants’ first appeared in the late 60s as an alternative to the micro-miniskirt that threatened to expose it...

Paul Revere & The Raiders

Paul Revere and The Raiders were formed in Portland, Oregon in 1962 by vocalist/saxophonist Mark Lindsay - the heart-throb of the group - and...

Nightmare On Elm Street (Part 2): Freddy’s Revenge (1985)

Set five years after the original Nightmare On Elm Street (1984), teenager Jesse Walsh (baby-faced Mark Patton) moves into the sinister Elm Street house with...

Ho Chi Minh

1 8 9 0 - 1 9 6 9 Ho Chi Minh was the adopted name of Nguyen Tat Thanh - a North Vietnamese communist...

Lost In Space (1998)

This big-budget screen remake of Irwin Allen's cult 1960s TV series is a charmless if flashy affair under the direction of Stephen Hopkins. The Robinson...

Too Hot To Handle (1960)

Known in the USA as Playgirl After Dark, this movie starred Jayne Mansfield, Christopher Lee and pint-sized Carry On sex-bomb, Barbara Windsor. In London's Soho, Johnny Solo...

Bonzo Dog (Doo-Dah) Band, The

London art college types influenced by the Commedia Del Arte, 1920s jazz and vaudeville, the Bonzo's were originally called The Bonzo Dog Dada Band. Figuring nobody...