Witness History

History as told by the people who were there.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004t1hd

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An American scientist began recording carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in 1958


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Britain's World War Two 'Brown Babies'


The stigma of growing up as a mixed race child in post-war Britain.


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The Bristol bus boycott


How British black activists fought for employment rights in the 1960s


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The Notting Hill riots


Inter-racial violence broke out in west London in the summer of 1958


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The first black woman MP in Britain


In 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman to be elected to the British Parliament


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Learie Constantine - fighting racism in the UK


The great West Indian cricketer who fought against racism in the UK


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China opens up to capitalism


How China's Communist rulers established the country's first Special Economic Zones


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The 1967 Hong Kong riots


How workers and students filled the colony's streets, pressing for an end to British rule


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Mao's Cultural Revolution


We hear from one man who took part in China's brutal Cultural Revolution.


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My memories of Chairman Mao


China's legendary Communist leader in the words of an American who knew him well


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