Witness History: Witness Black History

By BBC World Service

Interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history

  1. 1.
    'I just wanted to be white'
    10:34
  2. 2.
    Nasa's pioneering black women
    8:57
  3. 3.
    Viv Anderson - first black England footballer
    12:36
  4. 4.
    The Battle of Lewisham
    10:20
  5. 5.
    When Nelson Mandela went to Detroit
    8:58
  6. 6.
    The unlawful death of Christopher Alder
    13:28
  7. 7.
    Three Strikes Law
    14:38
  8. 8.
    Rodney King and the LA riots
    8:59
  1. 9.
    Black basketball pioneers - Texas Western
    8:59
  2. 10.
    The 16th Street church bombing
    8:58
  3. 11.
    Brown v the Board of Education
    8:59
  4. 12.
    Ann Lowe - African American fashion designer
    8:58
  5. 13.
    The Miami riots
    8:59
  6. 14.
    The last survivor of the transatlantic slave trade
    8:58
  7. 15.
    London's first black policeman
    14:36
  8. 16.
    The first self-made female millionaire
    10:10
  9. 17.
    The story of George Stinney Jr
    10:03
  10. 18.
    Desmond's: A sitcom that changed Britain
    8:58
  11. 19.
    Black GIs during World War Two
    8:58
  12. 20.
    The killing of Amadou Diallo
    8:56
  13. 21.
    Britain's World War Two 'Brown Babies'
    10:23
  14. 22.
    The Bristol bus boycott
    8:58
  15. 23.
    The Notting Hill riots
    8:58
  16. 24.
    The first black woman MP in Britain
    9:03
  17. 25.
    Learie Constantine - fighting racism in the UK
    8:57
  18. 26.
    Free breakfast with the Black Panthers
    9:55
  19. 27.
    Nina Simone moves to Liberia
    10:07
  20. 28.
    Britain's first female black headteacher
    8:57
  21. 29.
    Photographing Martin Luther King and His Family
    9:37
  22. 30.
    The "Godfather of Gospel Music"
    9:18
  23. 31.
    The First Kwanzaa
    9:40
  24. 32.
    The Unsung Hero of Heart Surgery
    9:09
  25. 33.
    The Immortal Cells of Henrietta Lacks
    9:06
  26. 34.
    Roots - The TV Series
    8:52
  27. 35.
    Bob Marley Survives Assassination Attempt
    9:09
  28. 36.
    A Black GI in China
    8:57
  29. 37.
    Voting Against the War on Terror
    8:52
  30. 38.
    The Dance Theatre of Harlem
    8:59
  31. 39.
    Race Riots in Liverpool
    8:55
  32. 40.
    Black in the USSR
    9:20
  33. 41.
    Marcus Garvey
    9:07
  34. 42.
    Haile Selassie In Jamaica
    9:06
  35. 43.
    The Back to Africa Movement
    8:58
  36. 44.
    The Death of Walter Rodney
    9:16
  37. 45.
    Dorothy Mulkey - US Fair Housing Campaigner
    9:03
  38. 46.
    Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
    9:00
  39. 47.
    The Scottsboro Boys: A Miscarriage of Justice in the US
    8:53
  40. 48.
    Josephine Baker - Black American Superstar
    9:05
  41. 49.
    The Children's Crusade
    9:13
  42. 50.
    Mixed race marriage victory in US
    8:59

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